The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


July 10, 2012

Marquette heads to state softball meet

IOWA CITY — Marquette Catholic earned a trip to the Iowa Class 1A softball state tournament Monday night by beating New London 5-1 in the Region 4 championship game at Iowa City West High School.

Marquette (20-16), which won four consecutive games in the tournament, will face Earlham (33-4) in the first round of the state meet at 1 p.m. Monday, July 16, in Fort Dodge.

Blake Banowetz was 4 for 4 at the plate, hit two doubles and drove in a run for the Mohawks. They also got RBIs from Caroline Herrig and Bella Berthel. Herrig, Sarah Lampe and Danielle Bender each went 2 for 4 for Marquette.

Herrig drove in the first run of the game in the second inning, and Marquette led the rest of the way. The Mohawks added two more in the fifth before New London (23-17) scored an unearned run in the bottom half of the inning.

Marquette got that run back in the sixth, added one more in the top of the seventh and then held off New London in the bottom half. New London loaded the bases with two outs but didn’t score.

Bender was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits. She improved her record to 14-10.


Marquette    010    021    1    —    5    12    3

New London    000    010    0    —    1    5    3

WP — Danielle Bender (14-10). LP — Bria Mears (17-14). Multiple hits — Marquette (Blake Banowetz 4, Sarah Lampe 2, Bender 2, Caroline Herrig 2); New London (Victoria Noel 2. 2B — Marquette (Banowetz 2); New London (Caitlin Chiri). RBIs — Marquette (Banowetz, Herrig, Bella Berthel).

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