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The Iowa Mennonite girls pulled away with their first win of the season over the Columbus Wildcats this week.
Iowa Mennonite pitcher Hannah Harris pitched a strong game with no walks and allowed just four hits. Offensively, Harris brought two runners home and contributed one hit to the team’s 11 on the night. Mia Graber and Alyssa Hershberger both had a double and a single each and crossed the plate four times.
Iowa Mennonite was one run short of closing out the Wildcats in the fourth inning.
The Wildcats scored one run in the top of the sixth which was answered by Iowa Mennonite in the same inning, ending the game 10-1.
Columbus: 000 001 0 -- 1
Iowa Mennonite: 021 601 0 -- 10
West Burlington no-hits IMS
Iowa Mennonite hosted a tough West Burlington team for an afternoon contest that ended with a 12-0 loss. The Falcons came out strong in the first inning with three runs. Iowa Mennonite struggled to make contact against sophomore pitcher Olivia Baker who ended the game with an ERA of 0.00.
“West Burlington hit the ball and ran the bases really well,” said Iowa Mennonite head coach Kathryn Ney. “I told the girls that we need to learn from this experience and move on.”
In the top of the second inning, with bases loaded, West Burlington sophomore Madelyn Stutsman turned a pitch to left field, dropping just over the fence. The grand slam put the score at 5-0 and set Iowa Mennonite back on their heels offensively. In the field however, the Iowa Mennonite defense did not allow another run to be scored after the third inning. The Falcons ended the game in the fourth inning with 12 runs, Iowa Mennonite with zero.
West Burlington: 353 000 0 -- 12
Iowa Mennonite: 000 000 0 -- 0
Wolves come back against IMS
Despite an early lead over Winfield-Mount Union, Iowa Mennonite could not come home with a win Tuesday evening in a 6-2 loss. W-MU came into the game with a 6-2 record led by pitcher Madie Anderson who averaged two strikeouts per inning and walked only one batter.
Iowa Mennonite took control in the first inning with a single by Rubye Ney who was brought home by senior pitcher Hannah Harris. The score remained 1-0 for the first three innings of the game until the bottom of the fourth. The Wolves’ scoring run included just two hits but led to six scored runs due to miscues in the field.
In the top of the fifth inning, Rubye Ney reached on a bunt and was moved around the bases by senior catcher Avery Blauvelt and Harris, leaving the score 5-2.
Winfield-Mount Union: 000 601 0 -- 7
Iowa Mennonite: 100 010 0 -- 2