Oskaloosa Girls Softball Split The Week

Hayle Hacker in action against Pella Christian.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians Girls Softball Team split the week, winning 3 and dropping 3.

On July 1st, the Indians traveled to Indianola where they fell 6-2.

Indianola struck first in the 3rd inning putting up four runs and then adding another run in the 5th inning.

The Indians put their only two runs up in the sixth inning. Indianola answered in the bottom of the sixth, adding their final run.

Five Indians had hits, including Meghan Moorman, Ashley Kindley, Ava Vande Wall, Abby Braundmeier, and Faith DeRonde.

Kaylee Johnson and Macie Krier were the scoring runners for the Indians.

Moorman and Braundmeier had RBI’s for the Indians.

DeRonde pitched six innings allowing 11 hits, with a 4.67 ERA.

The Pella Christian Eagles came to Oskaloosa on Wednesday, but Mother Nature allowed the two teams only five innings of their secluded doubleheader.

The Indians downed the Eagles 8-1 in the matchup, with the Indians scoring five runs in the 2nd inning, and adding three more insurance runs in the 5th before lightning forced the end of the contest.

Sophia Dykstra had two hits on the night, while Ashley Kindley, Ava Vande Wall, Taylor Wills, Kaylee Johnson, Maleah Walker each had one hit.

Ava Vande Wall, Maddie Haines, Sophia Dykstra, Taylor Wills, Kaylee Johnson, Maleah Walker, and Macie Krier all crossed home plate.

Ava Vande Wall, and Kaylee Johnson each had two RBIs for the Indians, while Ava Vande Wall had one RBI.

Hayle Hacker picked up the win, allowing just a single hit and scoring six strike-outs.

The Indians traveled to the Coralville Recreation Center on July 5th, splitting the day with losses to Charles City and Pleasant Valley, and wins over Waterloo East and Davenport West.

In the day’s first contest, Charles City opened up a seven-run lead on the Indians after two innings.

The Indians responded in the third inning, posting three runs, but Charles City added two more back in the bottom of the inning. Oskaloosa responded in the top of the fourth inning by adding two more runs, but that rounded out the remaining scoring of the contest, as Charles City won 9-5 over the Indians.

Ashley Kindley and Ava Vande Wall had RBI’s for the Indians, and Freshman pitcher Addison Gerard pitched six innings, where she allowed 14 hits and no strikeouts for an ERA of 3.50.

Next up for the tournament was Waterloo East.

The Indians opened up a two-run lead in the first inning, with both teams remaining scoreless until the fourth, when Oskaloosa exploded, adding five more runs, and then adding three more in the 5th inning, ending the game early with the mercy rule.

Ashley Kindley had three RBIs while Abby Braundmeier had two RBIs. Ava Vande Wall, Maddie Haines, and Maleah Walker each had an RBI.

Hayle Hacker pitched all five innings allowing just a single hit and racking up six strikeouts.

Things started strong against Davenport West in the third round of the tournament, as Oskaloosa opened up the first inning with a 1-0 lead.

Davenport West came roaring back in the top of the second, scoring four runs.

From there, the game turned into a stalemate until the bottom of the sixth inning when Oskaloosa answered Davenport West with four runs of their own, taking home the win 5-4.

Meghan Moorman had two RBIs, while Ava Vande Wall, Abby Braundmeier, Maddie Haines, each added an RBI.

Hayle Hacker pitched all seven innings for the Indians, allowing eight hits, while earning four strikeouts, for an ERA of 3.00.

Pleasant Valley was the final opponent for the Indians that day, and the bats came alive for the Indians opponent, as Pleasant Valley cruised to a 15-1 win.

Pleasant Valley started off the first inning scoring four runs, while the Indians answered with a run of their own.

Pleasant Valley added three runs in the third inning and sealed the game in the fourth inning when they added eight more runs.

Abby Braundmeier had the lone RBI for the Indians.

Addison Gerard was charged with the loss, allowing nine hits, and zero strikeouts for an ERA of 18.50.

The Indians will travel to Pella on Monday night for a doubleheader, returning home for their final regular season game against Grinnell on July 11th.

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