Saturday, September 19, 2020
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KCRG 9.2 shows all the IWSL action

The folks from KCRG 9.2 spent more than 12 hours at Busse Field Sunday  and gave its audience of full dose of action from the Iowa Women's  Softball League.

The local TV station showed all four games in the IWSL and was treated  to four exciting games, with none of the contests decided by more than  three runs.


Autumn McDanel of Belmont tossed a five-hitter with seven strikeouts  as Bosch Financial trimmed Emil's Hideaway, 5-2, in the first game of  their doubleheader.

Lexi Merritt of Grand View had a big two-run double for Bosch and  scored twice. Olivia Heckel of Stevenson was 2-for-2 with an RBI and  Peyton Bruner of Mount Mercy contributed an RBI single.

Kelsey Aikey of Western Kentucky struck out 13 batters in six innings  and allowed only two earned runs for Emil's. Ari Rolle of Virginia  Wesleyan had two hits. Sophie Wilt of Luther hit a double and scored.  Taylor Kurtz of Dubuque hit an RBI single. Taylor Bross of Augustana  (S.D.) had a sacrifice fly.


Bosch Financial topped Emil's Hideaway, 8-5, in the second game of  their doubleheader to remain undefeated at the halfway point of the  IWSL campaign. Bosch has played eight games, with five victories and  three ties.

Payton Bruner of Mount Mercy laced a two-run double when Bosch scored  five times in the second inning. Heckel had a big two-run single in  the inning. Sydney Robertson of Mount Mercy scored twice. Elison  Ollinger of Belmont was 2-for-3 with a two-run single. KyLeigh Becker  of Loras pitched a complete game for the victory.

Rolle was 3-for-4 for Emil's and drove in two runs, giving her five  hits in the twinbill. Wilt collected an RBI single.


Abbi Carlin of Western Illinois and Sarah Lehman of Iowa engaged in a  tremendous pitching battle as Ironside Apparel edged Hawkeye  Convenience Stores, 2-1, in the first game of their doubleheader.

Carlin paced Ironside by tossing a four-hitter with eight strikeouts.  Lehman had a no-hitter through five innings for Hawkeye Convenience  Stores, but Ironside strung together three straight hits and scored  both of its runs in the sixth.

Haley McFarlane of St. Cloud State led off the sixth inning for  Hawkeye Convenience Stores with a triple and scored on a single by  Emily Oler of Mount Mercy. Kaitlyn Moses of Iowa State followed with a  single and Oler ended up scoring the go-ahead run on a passed ball.

Lehman finished with a three-hitter with six strikeouts.


Ironside Apparel scored five runs in the first inning and jumped to a  9-1 lead in the third inning, but Hawkeye Convenience Stores came all  the way back and forged a 9-9 tie before time expired.

Erica Oler of UNI blasted a two-run homer for Ironside, only the  second homer in the league this season. Abbie Lund of Augustana (S.D.)  went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple. Shelby Hulsebus of Kirkwood scored  twice for Ironside. Moses belted a triple and scored. Jaicee Lyons of  Mount Mercy hit a double and scored.

Tianna Drahn of UNI was 3-for-3 and drove in a run for Hawkeye  Convenience Stores. Kylee Biedermann of Dubuque belted a two-run  triple and scored twice. Lehman collected two RBIs. Brie Tauber of  Clarke scored twice. Kat Edmond of Cornell had two hits.

At Busse Field

Sunday's Results

Bosch Financial 5, Emil's Hideaway 2
Bosch Financial 8, Emil's Hideaway 5
Ironside Apparel 2, Hawkeye Convenience Stores 1
Ironside Apparel 9, Hawkeye Convenience Stores 9 (tie)


Bosch Financial                5-0-3
Ironside Apparel               4-1-3
Hawkeye Convenience Stores     1-4-3
Emil's Hideaway                1-6-1

Sunday, June 30

No Games Scheduled

Sunday, July 7

11 a.m. - Hawkeye Convenience Stores vs Bosch Financial (2)
3 p.m. - Ironside Apparel vs Emil's Hideaway (2)


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