PREP SOFTBALL: Another round-tripper for Roseland, Mustangs win again
GREEN MOUNTAIN – East Marshall senior slugger Katie Roseland homered for the fifth game in a row and the Class 3A No. 4-ranked Mustangs marched to a 13-0, five-inning win over GMG in non-conference softball here Thursday.
Roseland, who was last year’s 3A co-leader in home runs, is sharing the top spot again with six round-trippers according to quikstatsiowa.com.
Sophia Grego finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBIs in her third straight multiple-hit game, while Kylee Hoskey and Mariah Fritz both finished with two hits. Hoskey had a double and three RBIs, while Fritz drove in two runs for the Mustangs (13-1).
Haley Long allowed only three hits and two walks in five innings for the win, striking out 10. East Marshall scored six times in the third inning to break the scoreless tie.
No statistics were reported for GMG.
East Marshall is back in action tonight with an NICL West Division showdown with South Hardin in Eldora, and the Mustangs play two games in West Marshall’s Rose Festival Tournament on Saturday.
AGWSR 10, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 0, 5 innings
GLADBROOK – Ashley Sicard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs while also pitching the Class 2A No. 9-ranked AGWSR softball team to a 10-0, five-inning victory over Gladbrook-Reinbeck in their second meeting in as many days.
AGWSR defeated G-R 8-0 on Wednesday night in Ackley, but this one didn’t last as long. The Cougars (11-2, 7-0) rapped out 13 hits while Sicard allowed only three, walking one and striking out six.
Ella Frazier and Hannah Johnson both contributed two hits for AGWSR, which plays Friday and Saturday in the Roland-Story Tournament.
Emily Snider, Taylor Flamme and Hayley Weber had singles for Gladbrook-Reinbeck (1-12, 0-7), which has lost 11 in a row. Madison White took the loss in the circle, walking four. The Rebels play Saturday in the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament.
Grinnell 6, South Tama 3
TAMA – Caitlyn Criswell scattered 10 hits and the Grinnell softball team scored its first win, a 6-3 non-conference victory over South Tama on Thursday night.
Hailee Weiss and Kallie Hala both had three hits, including a double, for South Tama, but the Trojans (5-10) could only scratch together solo runs in their first three at-bats.
Grinnell (1-10), with two runs in the first and three in the second, never trailed.
Hala took the loss in the circle for STC, allowing six hits, six walks, one hit batsman with one strikeout. Riley Craun added two hits for the Trojans, who stranded nine runners on base.
South Tama is off until Monday, visiting Grundy Center in NICL West Division play.
AGWSR 8, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 0
ACKLEY – Ashley Sicard tossed a four-hit shutout, striking out 12 as the NICL West Division-leading Cougars picked up an 8-0 win over Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Wednesday night.
AGWSR (10-2, 6-0) scored twice in the first inning and tacked on six runs in the fifth to put the game on ice. Half of the Cougars’ eight hits went for extra bases, including a triple for Alexa Johnson and doubles for Ella Frazier, Morgan Rose and Hannah Johnson.
Frazier and Kristen Zacharias both had two hits and Rose drove in two runs to lead AGWSR.
Taylor Flamme was 2-for-3 to pace Gladbrook-Reinbeck offensively. Hayley Weber doubled and Emily Snider singled for the Rebels (1-11, 0-6).