HS Softball/Baseball: Mon. 6-1 Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The West Delaware Softball team endured 2 close games in Maquoketa last night. The first game was a back and forth tilt that saw the Hawks take the lead in the 8th and hold on for the 9-8 extra inning win. First-year Head Coach Tiffany Rave was proud of her teams’ effort:

RAVE1 6-2

The second game was more of the same but Maquoketa was able to outlast the Hawks, 6-5. The Hawks led early 2-1 but the Cardinals fought back and used a rough 4th inning by the Hawks defensively:

RAVE2 6-2

The Hawks return home Wednesday night for their first WaMaC conference home doubleheader at Sill Field hosting class 3A 3rd-ranked 11-0 Benton Community.

Other area softball scores from last night:

Cascade 15 Bellevue 7
Cascade 7, Bellevue 2
Central City 2, Lisbon 1
Central City 8, Lisbon 5
Independence 11, South Tama 3
Independence 12, South Tama 0
Maquoketa Valley 11, North Linn 1
Maquoketa Valley 8, North Linn 2
West Central, 4, Edgewood-Colesburg 3
West Central 5, Edgewood-Colesburg 4
West Liberty 10, Monticello 6

Baseball-

West Delaware cruised in game 1 in Maquoketa, beating the Cardinals 8-0. The Hawks had a solid offensive performance led by Sophomore Kyle Wright who had a career varsity night by going 3 for 4, hitting his first triple and home run while picking up 3 RBI. Max Ridenour stymied Maquoketa by allowing only 5 hits and striking out 7. Game 2 saw the Cardinals jump on the board early 4 times in the third and the Hawks had to play comeback. Trailing 6-5 in the 7th, WD scored three runs to secure the win, 8-6, by holding on to claim the sweep.

Other area scores-

Alburnett 15, Midland 2
Alburnett 8, Midland 0
Beckman 8, Western Dubuque 3
Western Dubuque 2, Beckman 1
Edgewood-Colesburg 11, Postville 5
Edgewood-Colesburg 9, Postville 6
Independence 2, South Tama  0
Independence 3, South Tama  2
Maquoketa Valley 2, North Linn 1 (9 innings)                                                                                               North Linn 8, Maquoketa Valley 5
Monticello 16, West Liberty 1
South Winneshiek, 11, Starmont 3
South Winneshiek,  17, Starmont 5