WEST LIBERTY — Were it not for one disastrous 11-run inning, Camanche might have come away from the West Liberty Invitational 2-0. Instead, the Indians came away from the weekend 1-1.
Entering the fourth inning against West Liberty on Saturday, Camanche trailed 1-0. The team then had by far its biggest defensive lapse of the weekend. Four of the 11 runs came from the Belles’ Hailey Defauldt, who finished with three hits and a double.
A three-run fifth-inning homer by Camanche’s Kylie Vogel was to no avail, and the Indians started the weekend 0-1 with their 12-3 loss.
Against Davis County, the Indians rallied for a 4-3 comeback victory. Camanche spotted the Mustangs three runs in the second inning and trailed 3-1 entering the fifth.
The bats awoke for the Indians as they scored three runs over the next two innings to rally for the victory. Aside from the second inning, pitcher Morgan Mussmann threw six scoreless frames, allowing seven hits and totaling seven strikeouts in the win.
The weekend improved Camanche’s record to 14-7. The team hosts Calamus-Wheatland tonight at 5 for a doubleheader.
Rebels 1-1 at CP-U
CENTER POINT — Northeast came away from its weekend 17-8 following a 7-1 loss to Center Point-Urbana and a 12-8 shootout win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Saturday.
The Rebels head to Bellevue tonight for a doubleheader against the Comets at 4.
In the opener, Northeast withstood a four-run barrage from Kennedy in the seventh inning. The Rebels opened the game with a 5-1 lead and padded the score with six more runs over the third and fourth innings, making it 11-2. Aleenah Marcucci led Northeast with four hits, including a double, three runs and an RBI. Addie Oberman was 3-for-3 with a double.
The Northeast lineup combined for 16 hits to Kennedy’s 10.
In the loss to the host team, Northeast kept pace in the first inning but failed to score in the final six. Marcucci, again, had a multi-hit game with three and also scored the only Rebel run. But Northeast failed to reach base, drawing no walks and knocking nine hits.
Mohawks continue tear
DAVENPORT — Coming away from the weekend, Marquette Catholic improved its win streak to 10 at the Davenport Assumption Invitational before falling to Maquoketa 8-7 in a rematch from last week.
The Mohawks are 18-8 and rated No. 12 in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Class 1A poll. They’ve taken command of the Big East Conference with an 11-1 start.
On Saturday, Marquette defeated host Davenport Assumption 6-5 in the opener, then took down fellow Big East opponent Preston 6-0.
Bouncing back from the loss, the Knights also beat Preston 8-7 and defeated Maquoketa 9-3.
Sabers end weekend 1-3
CLEAR CREEK — After a solid start against two ranked opponents, Central DeWitt couldn’t follow its upset win Friday in the concluding day of the Clear Creek-Amana Invitational.
DeWitt fell to host Clear Creek-Amana 4-2, then lost to Des Moines Lincoln 7-1 on Saturday.
Next for the Sabers is a doubleheader at home against Maquoketa at 6 p.m. today.
West Liberty Invite
WEST LIBERTY 12, CAMANCHE 3
Camanche 000 03 -- 3 6
West Liberty 001 (11)X -- 12 10
Morgan Mussmann (4 1/3 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 0 er, 3 bb, 4 so), Allie Lefebure (2/3 ip, 8 h, 11 r, 11 er, 2 bb) and Jordan Goldbeck; Shelby Martin (5 ip, 6 h, 3 r, 3 er, 0 bb, 9 so) and Morgan Nichols. Multiple hits -- Camanche (Kylie Vogel 2), W. Liberty (Hailey Daufeldt 3, Shelby Rock 2, Cassedi Simon 2). 2B -- W. Liberty (Daufeldt, Kristi Feldman, Rock). HR -- Camanche (Vogel). RBI -- Camanche (Vogel 3), W. Liberty (Kayla Kaalberg, Daufeldt 4, Feldman 2, Shelby Martin 2, Rock, Simon).
CAMANCHE 4, DAVIS COUNTY 3
Camanche 001 021 0 -- 4 5
Davis County 030 000 0 -- 3 7
Morgan Mussmann (7 ip, 7 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 6 so) and Jordan Goldbeck; Cami Guiter (4 1/3 ip, 2 h, 3 r, 2 er, 5 bb, 5 so), Rylee Eakins (1 2/3 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb) and Whitney Madden. Multiple hits -- D. County (Connor Wilfawn 3). 2B -- Camanche (Julia Moore), D. County (Marissa Shuey, Deidra Rudd). 3B -- Camanche (Maddie Parker). RBI -- Camanche (Lindsey Grams), D. County (Wilfawn).
Center Point-Urbana Invite
NORTHEAST 12, CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY 8
Northeast 505 100 1 — 12 16
CR Kennedy 110 002 3 — 8 10
Maddison Daniels (7 ip, 10 h, 8 r, 5 er, 2 bb, 4 so) and Baylie Parson. Multiple hits — Northeast (Aleenah Marcucci 4, Rylee Dickey 2, Kelsey Carder 2, Addie Oberman 3). 2B — Northeast (Marcucci, Carder, Brittany Stoll). RBI — Northeast (Marcucci, Carder 2, Stoll 2, Morgan McAleer, Tierra Hildebrandt, Emily Franks).
CENTER POINT-URBANA 7, NORTHEAST 1
Center Point 201 003 1 — 7 11
Northeast 100 000 0 — 1 9
Bailey Claussen (7 ip, 11 h, 7 r, 5 er, 2 bb, 4 so) and Baylie Parson. Multiple hits — Northeast (Aleenah Marcucci). RBI — Northeast (Baylie Parson).