HS SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Results from Tuesday 7-10

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The postseason got started for most of our area coverage Class 1A and 2A Baseball teams last night.

In 1A-

Near Troy Mills, Maquoketa Valley came back and then held off Easton Valley 3-2. The Wildcats advance on to Thursday night to play another 5pm game, facing Calamus Wheatland who beat Springville 8-0 last night. North Linn overcame a slow start against Central City then scored 11 runs in the 3rd inning to win 12-0 in 5 innings. The Lynx will host Bellevue Marquette as the Mohawks got past Midland 9-4.

Ed-Co’s season came to a close as they fell to Turkey Valley 4-1. Starmont lost to Lansing Kee 7-3.

In 2A-

The 6th-ranked Panthers of Monticello were upset in Dyersville by Camanche 2-0 as the Indians scored 2 in the top of the 7th for the win. Beckman had no issues with Northeast as they toppled the Rebels 11-1 in 5 innings. So the Blazers will host the Indians Saturday night at 7pm in Dyersville.

The top-ranked Cascade Cougars avoided a huge upset after getting down 5-0 early in the game and came back to win 7-6 on a walk-off hit by Haris Hoffman in the bottom of the 7th in a game that lasted over 2 hours. Cascade will entertain Oelwein, Saturday night, the Huskies took down Jesup 6-3.

In regular season baseball play-

West Delaware came back after being down 4-0 to win 5-4 in the first game but fell 3-1 in game two to Western Dubuque in Manchester.  The Hawks end the regular season at 24-10-1 and will open up the post season on Friday night in Decorah facing Vinton-Shellsburg.

In 4A Regional Final Softball last night-

Independence advanced to the state tournament in Fort Dodge for the 8th time in school program history and first since 2005 with a 7-5 victory over Marion. Fourth-year head coach Heather Hupke talks about the effort by her team:

The Mustangs at 34-6 earned the 3-seed and will face 6th-seeded 23-13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton at         3:30pm next Tuesday afternoon.

Center Point-Urbana fell to Charles City 6-1.