The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

May 16, 2014

Five-run first inning sinks Morrison

MOLINE, Ill. — Moline struck first, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning, and that was enough to carry the Maroons to a 5-3 victory against Morrison in a battle of perennial softball powers.

The Fillies (21-3) scored all of their runs in the fifth inning. Allie Wiersema, Brooke Stralow and Jaeden Workman drove them in. Rachel Davis had a pair of hits for Morrison, and Workman hit a double.

Alaina Hofmann was the winning pitcher for Moline, and she drove in one of the Maroons’ runs.

Up next for Morrison is a trip to the Elmhurst Tournament.

Amboy blasts Fulton

AMBOY, Ill. — Amboy batted around in the third and fourth innings Wednesday to hand Fulton a 14-3 setback in Three Rivers Conference volleyball.

Karlee Doege capped the big night with a home run for the Clippers.


Morrison 000 030 0 — 3 7

Moline 500 000 x — 5 6

Allie Wiersema (1/3 ip), Brooke Stralow (4 2/3 ip), Lauren Rice (1 ip) and Chelsea Eads; Alaina Hofmann (5 ip), Cassie Shaw (2 ip) and Michaela Guthrie. Multiple hits — Morrison (Rachel Davis 2). 2B — Morrison (Jaeden Workman); Moline (Guthrie). RBIs — Morrison (Wiersema, Stralow, Jaeden Workman); Moline (Kellie Smet, Hofmann, Allison Archer).


Fulton 200 10 — 3 5 1

Amboy 104 9 — 14 8 0

Chelsea Lesniewski and Maddy Andresen; Destinee Oenes and Kaitlyn Liebing. Multiple hits — Fulton (Andresen 2, Whitney Wynkoop 2); Amboy (Kelsie Thurman 2, Madeline Ely 2, Micaela McCoy 2). 2B — Fulton (Wynkoop); Amboy (Ely). HR — Amboy (Karlee Doege). RBIs — Fulton (Wynkoop); Amboy (Doege).

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