Morgan Mussmann picked up a pair of pitching wins and get plenty of offensive support as Camanche rolled over Andrew 11-5 and 19-1 in a Big East Conference softball doubleheader Thursday.

“The key was great pitching,” Camanche coach Troy Dodd said. “Morgan had a great night. She did a very good job of hitting her spots.”

Mussmann walked one and struck out 13 in the opener and had four more strikeouts in the second game, which lasted just four innings.

Big offensive innings also helped the Indians, who had nine hits in the opener and 14 in the nightcap.

Camanche broke open the first game with a six-run fourth inning.

Devanne Marik walked and Brooke Cochran and Courtney Harksen followed with singles to load the bases. Kylie Vogel drove in one run with a walk, Lindsey Gramms and Sarah Thornton added run-scoring singles and Julia Moore delivered a two-run single.

“That inning kind of got the momentum going,” Dodd said.

The Indians added three runs in the fifth, which featured run-scoring doubles by Cochran and Harksen.

Camanche struck quickly in Game 2, scoring nine runs in the top of the first inning.

“It was mainly because of good discipline at the plate,” Dodd said.

The Indians batted around in the opening inning, and got a single and double in the inning from Harksen. Thornton led off the second with a double, and Katelyn Gilbert added a two-run double later in the inning.

Preston sweeps Midland

WYOMING — Kelcie Bormann struck out 29 batters over 14 innings, pitching Preston past Midland 6-3 and 8-0 on Thursday in a Big East Conference softball doubleheader.

The Trojans, who remained at No. 7 in this week’s Iowa Class 1A state rankings, improved to 24-2, 15-1 in the conference with doubleheaders against Andrew and Camanche left on the schedule.

Bormann hit a pair of doubles, and Emily Henningsen had two hits and two runs batted in, in the opening game. Bormann threw a six-hitter, walking one and striking out 16.

She was even better in the second game, shutting out Midland on two hits, issuing one walk and striking out 13.

Meanwhile, the Trojans took advantage of nine walks issued by Midland pitcher Michelle Feuss. Alicia Lane had a pair of hits and two RBIs to lead the offense.


Preston    103    040    0    —    6    6

Midland    000    102    0    —    3    6   

Kelcie Bormann (7 ip, 6 h, 3 r, 1 b, 16 so) and Megan Zeimet; Kelsey Pestka (7 ip, 6 h, 4 bb, 2 so) and Sammy Bowen. Multiple hits — Preston (Bormann, Emily Henningsen); Midland (Amy Burmeister 3). 2B — Preston (Bormann 2, Nicole Trenkamp). HR — Midland (Caitlin Bisinger). RBIs — Preston (Trenkamp, Bormann, Henningsen 2, Jordan Feddersen); Midland (Bisinger).


Midland    000    000    0    —    0    2

Preston    410    003    x    —    8    5

Michelle Feuss (5 h, 8 r, 9 bb, 6 so) and Bowen; Bormann (7 ip, 2 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 13 so) and Zeimet. Multiple hits — Preston (Alicia Lane 2). RBIs — Preston (Bormann, Korissa Daniels, Lizzie Meier, Lane 2).

Comets blank Marquette twice

BELLEVUE — Caley Medinger threw a pair of shutouts — combining with Alesha Ries in the second game — allowing just two hits in the first game and one in the second as Bellevue defeated host Bellevue Marquette 1-0 and 9-0 in a Big East doubleheader Thursday.

Ries drove in the only run in the first game, breaking up a pitchers’ duel between Medinger and Danielle Bender in the top of the seventh inning. Each pitcher allowed just two hits.

In the second game, Ries went 3-for-4, and Medinger, Hope Walgamuth and Grace Griffin each had two hits for Bellevue. Walgamuth hit a double and Kelsey Ernst tripled.


Bellevue    000    000    1    —    1    2    0

Marquette    000    000    0    —    0    2    0

Caley Medinger and Kensy Budde; Danielle Bender and Anna Lampe. RBI — Bellevue (Alesha Ries).


Marquette    000    000    0    —    0    1    0

Bellevue    303    003    x    —    9    11    0

Bender, Paige Daugherty and Lampe; Medinger, Ries and Budde. Multiple hits — Bellevue (Medinger 2, Ries 3, Hope Walgamuth 2, Grace Griffin 2). 2B — Bellevue (Walgamuth). 3B — Bellevue (Kelsey Ernst).

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