Before the lightning and rain hit Tuesday night, Abraham Lincoln’s Zane Olsen brought some thunder.
His solo home run gave Abraham Lincoln a 6-5 lead in the fifth inning, and the Lynx went on to a 7-5 win in the game, which was called after six innings because of rain and lightning. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was canceled.
Tyler Rardin’s two-out RBI single in the sixth gave A.L. an insurance run.
A.L. pitcher Kaden Baxter got the win, holding Indianola to four hits. All five Indianola runs were unearned.
Indianola 203 000–5 4 3
Abraham Lincoln 022 111–7 6 4
W: Kaden Baxter. L: Will Kenne. 2B: AL, Andrew Christensen. HR: AL, Zane Olsen.
Lewis Central 6, Carroll Kuemper 2
CARROLL – In the last week of the regular prep softball season, Lewis Central came up with a nice Hawkeye Ten Conference road win, downing Carroll Kuemper 6-2 on Tuesday.
“Overall we played pretty well,” Lewis Central coach Don Wittsruck said. “Maybe this is a game that we can use as a springboard for the postseason.”
Freshman Megan Gittins pitched the first five innings and junior Presley Rodenburg finished the last two to take care of the mound duties.
Wittstruck said L.C.’s defense “was decent and especially settled down after the first two innings.”
Haley Bach hit a two-run single to spark a three-run second inning. Taylor Elam drove in two runs in the sixth inning.
Lewis Central (9-25) hosts Atlantic on Wednesday. Kuemper dips to 15-17.
Sioux City West 10, Abraham Lincoln 9
SIOUX CITY - A terrific rally by Abraham Lincoln ended 60 feet short Tuesday as Sioux City West held off the Lynx 10-9 in a Missouri River Conference prep softball game.
“I am proud of the girls,” said A.L. coach Candi Hughes, whose team scored six seventh-inning runs. “They did not quit, they kept going. We just had four hits and waited too long to get going.”
The Lynx also scored twice in the top of the sixth inning. The game ended with the tying run on third base.
Rilee Filip slugged a two-run home run for A.L. and Sierrah Beaman doubled and scored twice.
Sioux City West is 4-24 and the Lynx are 6-22.
Sidney 8, St. Albert 4
SIDNEY - St. Albert closed out its regular season with a nonconference loss.
“We had chances,” St. Albert coach Lyndsay Daley said. “We had opportunities.”
Peyton Carman and Isabel Pershing had two hits each for the Saintes.
St. Albert (4-28) will open postseason play on Monday by hosting Ar-We-Va at 7 p.m.
Sidney (13-9) finished its regular season with a flourish. The Cowgirls won four straight games and seven of their last eight.
West Harrison 14, Glidden-Ralston 1, 3 inn.
MONDAMIN – Lydia Gilgen’s walk-off triple wrapped up a seven-run third inning Tuesday night as Class 1-A No. 11 West Harrison completed a 14-0 Rolling Valley Conference slate.
Three straight walks helped the Hawkeyes score four runs in the first. Chloe Gilgen slugged a two-run triple in the second, and Lydia Gilgen hit another two-run triple in the third.
It was the ninth straight win in a 25-2 season for the Hawkeyes, who still have five players from the 2016 team that qualified for state for the first time in school history.
“This group of girls has always just played well together,” coach Jami Sherer said. “This is their time to shine, and I just hope we can keep rolling with it.”
She said the team appeared to hit a midseason lull before the seniors got together and set goals for the remainder of the year.
“I think that really helped the girls get a purpose and refocused them,” Sherer said. “Now we’re back playing the way we need to be playing.
The five Hawkeyes who played for the 2016 team are Sydney Sherer, Lydia and Chloe Gilgen, and Cheyanne and Sabrina Rife.
Glidden-Ralston 001– 1 2 1
West Harrison (25-2) 437–14 8 0
W: Emily McIntosh. L: Talia Schon. 2B: G-R, Tianna Janssen. 3B: WH, Chloe Gilgen, Lydia Gilgen.