SPORTS SHORTS: Comets take two losses at R-S Tourney
ROLAND — The Class 1A No. 5 BCLUW softball team fell on hard times Saturday at the Roland-Story Tournament, scoring just two runs in each of two losses.
The Comets (16-8) saw a six-game win streak snapped by Boone, 12-2. The Toreadors racked up 14 hits while BCLUW managed just four. Madison Ubben, Parker Scurr, Kiersten Kruse and Olivia Hughes charted consecutive singles in the third inning to get the team’s two runs.
Kruse lasted only 2 2/3 innings in the circle for the Comets, taking the loss after allowing 11 runs — eight earned — on 11 hits and two walks while striking out one.
In the second game of the day, the Comets were dropped 6-2 by North Polk. Bailey Ashton took the loss, allowing six earned runs on nine hits and three walks, striking out four.
Lili Wilson went 2-for-3 with a double to lead BCLUW at the plate. Easton Swanson, Kennedy Williams, Jaelyn Allen, Kruse and Hughes each had a single.
Roughriders sweep Bobcat softball
DES MOINES — Summer Williams singled home Teagan Loew as the game-winning run to help Des Moines Roosevelt deny the Marshalltown softball team 8-7 in the first game of Friday’s CIML doubleheader.
Roosevelt (4-11) kept the momentum rolling into the nightcap and captured an 11-6 victory over the Bobcats (4-14).
The Roughriders trailed 7-1 after four innings in the opening game before scoring six times in the bottom of the fifth and once more in the home half of the seventh. Marshalltown pitcher Avery Mull got the first two batters out before Loew doubled and Williams delivered the walk-off winner.
Mull was tagged for 19 hits in the loss, walking one while striking out six. Loew and Williams hit back-to-back homers to cap the comeback in the fifth for the Roughriders.
Marshalltown junior Gabby Himes led off the game with her first-career home run and finished 2-for-4 at the plate. Madi Finch was 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored to lead the Bobcat bats, and Jadyn Palmer added two hits and a run.
In the second game, Roosevelt ripped eight extra-base hits of their 14, including four home runs in an 11-6 triumph. Marshalltown added 14 hits of its own, led by Sophie Younkin and Marina Rosalez both going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Erica Johnson, Himes and Finch each had two hits for the ‘Cats, who led 6-5 after two innings before giving up six unanswered runs. Mull went all six innings in the circle in game two, as well, allowing 11 runs on 14 hits and two walks, striking out one.
Four different players homered for the Roughriders: Zoe Lawson, Rylee Jones, Jenesis Dotson and Loew.
Marshalltown’s 13 combined runs was the most the Bobcats have scored in a doubleheader since sweeping Mason City with a total of 19 runs on June 23, 2016, at MHS.