Monday’s late game
Harlan 14-12, Denison-Schleswig 0-1
HARLAN — It was a memorable night for senior Brett Sears in Harlan’s 14-0 and 12-1 sweep of Hawkeye Ten Conference foe Denison-Schleswig on Monday.
In the nightcap, the Western Illinois recruit broke the school record for career pitching victories with his 34th. He’s now 34-4 after pitching three scoreless innings and allowing one hit.
Danny Schiltz, a 1996 graduate, had held the previous mark at 33.
Sears also hit a grand slam in the second game, and finished the doubleheader with nine RBIs. Derec Weyer homered and finished with three RBIs in the first game.
Denison-Schleswig 000 000 0— 0 3 3
Harlan 200 032 7—14 17 0
W: Connor Bruck. L: Evan Turin. 2B: H, Joey Moser, Brett Sears, Bruck, Brenden Bartley. HR: H, Derec Weyer.
Denison-Schleswig (13-14, 10-10) 000 10— 1 2 3
Harlan (22-4, 15-4) 030 54—12 6 1
W: Brett Sears. L: Nathan Gallup. 2B: D, Braiden Heiden. HR: H, Sears, Brenden Bartley.
Thomas Jefferson 9, Sioux City West 7
Thomas Jefferson closed out its prep softball regular season with a come-from-behind 9-7 win over Sioux City West Tuesday in a make-up Missouri River Conference game hosted by Thomas Jefferson.
The Yellow Jackets built early leads of 4-0 and 6-2 only to be stung by a five-run top of the fifth inning by the Wolverines.
Thomas Jefferson topped the rally with a three-run bottom of the sixth to close out the scoring. Hannah Belt hit a two-run double and Lilly Thompson singled home a run in the decisive frame.
Freshman Alyssa Denman pitched two and two-thirds scoreless innings of relief to secure the victory in a solid mound performance.
Belt finished 3-for-4 with the double and four RBIs; Shaeley Bose and Thompson were each 2-for-3 with two runs driven in. Caitlyn Jones was 2-for-3.
The Yellow Jackets move into the first round of the post-season on Thursday at the Wickersham Athletic Complex. T.J. meets Abraham Lincoln and the Lynx will serve as the host team. Game time is 7 p.m.
Monday’s late game
Woodbine 16, Glidden-Ralston 4
WOODBINE — Woodbine opened Class 1-A regional softball play Monday with a 16-4, three-inning win over Glidden-Ralston.
Brianna Baker had two hits and two RBIs, and Amanda Foster had a hit and four RBIs for Woodbine, which benefited from 15 Glidden-Ralston walks handed out by four different pitchers.
Glidden-Ralston (6-20) 202— 4
Woodbine (11-12) 835—16
W: Sierra Lantz. L: Talia Schon. 3B: W, Amanda Foster, Brianna Baker.