Camanche scored 10 runs in the second inning as it made a short day on the diamond Friday to finish a 13-0, five-inning Big East Conference softball victory against East Central.
The game, the second of a doubleheader that was suspended Monday, picked up with one out in the top of the first inning and an East Central runner on third base. Camanche starting pitcher Libby Schnoor finished off the inning with a strikeout and a flyout, then Morgan Mussmann went the rest of the way for the combined shutout.
Mussmann, who went 3-for-3 at the plate, started the big second inning with a single. Julia Moore followed with a single, and Katelyn Gilbert hit a run-scoring double. The Indians then got an RBI each from Devanne Marik on a fielder’s choice, Courtney Harksen on a single, Lindsey Gramms on a slug-bunt single, Kylie Vogel on a single, Sarah Thornton on a single and Mussmann on another single. Moore capped the inning with a three-run home run.
All nine starters had at least one RBI for Camanche.
“The girls were doing a good job of great discipline at the plate,” Camanche coach Troy Dodd said. “They’re seeing if we have great discipline we can score a lot of runs.”
CAMANCHE 13, EAST CENTRAL 0
East Central 000 00 — 0 5 0
Camanche 0(10)2 1x — 13 14 0
Aldis and Rittmer; Libby Schnoor, Morgan Mussmann (2) and Devanne Marik. Multiple hits — East Central (Gray 2); Camanche (Courtney Harksen 2, Lindsey Gramms 2, Kylie Vogel 2, Mussmann 3, Julia Moore 2). 2B — Camanche (Katelyn Gilbert). HR — Camanche (Moore). RBIs — Camanche (Harksen, Gramms, Vogel, Sarah Thornton, Mussmann 3, Moore 3, Gilbert, Marik, Brooke Cochran).
Bellevue edges Anamosa
BELLEVUE — Alesha Ries delivered the game-winning hit in the 12th inning to send Bellevue to a 6-5 victory against Anamosa in a non-conference softball game Friday. The hit completed a 4-for-5 night at the plate for Ries.
The Comets had rallied twice to force extra innings. They tied the game at 2-2 with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, then answered a three-run fifth by Anamosa with three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Caly Medinger relieved Ries as the pitcher in the sixth inning and picked up the victory.
BELLEVUE 6, ANAMOSA 5 (12 INN.)
Anamosa 020 030 000 000 — 5 10 0
Bellevue 000 230 000 001 — 6 14 2
Harmon and Alderyce; Alesha Ries, Caly Medinger (6) and Kensy Budde. Multiple hits — Anamosa (Bildstein 2, Vaughn 2); Bellevue (Medinger 3, Becca Roth 3, Ries 4). 2B — Anamosa (Alderyce); Bellevue (Ries, Medinger).
Northeast wins twice
GOOSE LAKE — Northeast scored two or more runs in seven different innings Thursday as it swept East Central 10-0 and 8-2 in a Big East Conference doubleheader. The first game lasted just five innings.
“I am extremely pleased with our team tonight,” coach Travis Eversmeyer said. “We stayed focused and played pretty sound. I am happy we could get the sweep for our seniors on Senior Night. Danika Loots, Whitney Rorah and Roberta Swanton have been great for our program over the years. I am glad that I get them for another month or so.”
The Rebels struck quickly in the opener, building a 7-0 lead after three innings. Loots, Demi Diedrich and Taylor Kaczinski (three hits in each game) each drove in a pair of runs to back Sammi Farrell’s four-hit shutout.
“We have been starting slow lately, so it was great to get out of the gates fast this game,” Eversmeyer said. “I was extremely pleased with our effort.”
Rorah had two hits and two runs batted in in the second game, and Farrell limited the Raiders to three hits. The Rebels took the lead right away again with three runs in the top of the first inning.
Northeast upped its record to 11-9, 9-7 in the conference.
NORTHEAST 10, EAST CENTRAL 0
East Central 000 00 — 0 4 6
Northeast 223 03 — 10 13 1
Cassie Aldis and Rittmer; Sammi Farrell and Danika Loots. Multiple hits — Northeast (Carlie Dever 2, Loots 2, Sarah Schoon 2, Taylor Kaczinski 3, Demi Diedrich 2). 2B — Northeast (Schoon, Diedrich). RBIs — Northeast (Rorah, Loots 2, Schoon, Kaczinski 2, Diedrich 2).
NORTHEAST 8, EAST CENTRAL 2
Northeast 303 000 2 — 8 12 2
East Central 002 000 0 — 2 3 3
Farrell and Loots; Tessa Daniels and Rittmer. Multiple hits — Northeast (Rorah 2, Kaczinski 3, Farrell 2, Diedrich 2); East Central (Rittmer 2). 2B — East Central (Aldis). RBIs — Northeast (Rorah 2, Schoon, Kaczinski, Kelsey Lorenzen 2, Roberta Swanton).