Lady Bulldogs keep rolling, sweep West
SIOUX CITY — The last remaining unbeaten team in Class 4A, the Le Mars Community softball team moved to 9-0 following a pair of Missouri River Activities Conference games Tuesday.
The latest games came against winless Sioux City West with the Lady Bulldogs winning by scores of 7-2 and 15-1.
The opening game of the doubleheader saw Lizzie Koonce pick up the win in the circle as she gave up two unearned runs on a pair of hits while striking out three.
The Bulldogs scored one in the first on an RBI single from Brooke Haage, but did most of their damage in the middle innings with two runs in the third and four in the fourth. Avery Pratt led off the third inning with a double and came around to score and doubled again the next inning which drove in two runs and she scored again on a single from Jordyn Davison. Pratt, Haage and Kady Leusink led the team with two hits apiece.
Game two lasted just three innings as Le Mars scored four in both the first and second and then pushed across seven runs in the third. The team batted around all three innings.
Leusink had a 4-for-4 game out of the leadoff spot and three of the hits went for extra bases. She drove in two.
Libby Leraas and Morgan Marienau each had 4 RBI games with 2-for-2 showings at the plate. Alivia Milbrodt went 3-for-3 with an RBI while also earning the win in the circle. She scattered three hits for one run while striking out one.
The Bulldogs are now 8-0 in conference play. While the team’s start to the season has been successful, only two of the team’s games have come against opponents with a record at .500 or better and their opponents’ combined record following Tuesday’s games was just 12-45.
Le Mars: Hits- 7; Walks- 4; 2B- Pratt 2, Haage 1; 3B- None; HR- None; RBI- Pratt 2, Haage 2, Davison 2; Pitching: Lizzie Koonce (W)- 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 Ks.
Le Mars: Hits- 13; Walks- 5; 2B- Leusink 2, Milbrodt 1; 3B- Leusink, Haage; HR- None; RBI- Leraas 4, M. Marienau 4, Leusink 2, Haage 1, Milbrodt 1; Pitching: Alivia Milbrodt (W)- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.