By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
Postseason softball continued for most class 2A teams, started up for others and began for 3A schools with regional play last night. The winners advance on to 7pm games on Friday night.
Maquoketa Valley fell to the 14th-ranked Cougars, 4-3 in thrilling fashion. After trailing 4-0 through 5 innings, MV scored 1 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th but it wasn’t enough as Cascade made the defensive plays to strand the tying run on second base. The Cougars improved to 20-10 and will host Clayton Ridge on Friday night. Fourth-year head coach Ken Weber gave the Wildcats great credit but was pleased with the way his team was able to find a way to hold on:
The Wildcats third-year head coach Mike Mensen couldn’t have been more proud of his team with the effort and perseverance they showed:
Coach Mensen and the program will say goodbye to two seniors who made a lasting impression as second baseman Heather Sabers and right fielder Tiffany Hoeger wore the MV uniform for the final time:
Maquoketa Valley closed the season at 19-17 and became the first varsity squad with a winning record at MV for the first season since 2009 when they finished 20-17:
In Jackson Junction-
Starmont had their season ended by Turkey Valley 8-2
Pirates beat North Linn 11-7 with 3 home runs, 2 by Taylor Huber. Alburnett
Anamosa had two home runs to win 3-0 over Camanche. The lady Raiders will now take on Northeast in Gooselake on Friday night.
In LaPorte City-
Monticello surpassed Union 6-1. The Panthers will play CP-U in Center Point Friday night.
In Center Point-
Beckman fell to CP-U 8-7 in 10 innings.
In regular season play last night, West Delaware finished their season with a 24-14 mark. The Hawks beat Decorah 11-1. WD will face the winner of tonight’s class 4A 1st round regional in Farley as Western Dubuque hosts Dubuque Wahlert on Saturday night. All the coverage live on KMCH and KMCH.com around 7pm tonight with Sports Director Jon Swisher and Kevin Schuchmann.
In regular season baseball last night, West Delaware defeated Decorah on the road 8-4. The Hawks improved to 26-5 with 4 games remaining. All WaMaC conference East division home contests starting with Mount Vernon tonight at 5:30pm then Central DeWitt Friday night.