A double bill with Bellevue Marquette and another against Easton Valley gave the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team three wins last week in conference action.
The Vikings hosted Marquette June 10 and won both, 7-2 and 10-9.
In the first, they took early control with a four-run first inning and amassed nine hits. Erica Voss and Riley Preuss were both 2-for-3, Allison Tibbott and Ella Aulwes 2-for-4. Lily Aulwes added a hit. Liz Meisner got the win in the circle throwing the whole game and allowing seven hits while fanning five.
In the second, the score was knotted at 2-2 when the Vikings again got a four-run frame, this time the fourth. Marquette answered with three in the fifth and both teams scored three in the sixth. But those early four runs held up.
Hailey Rausch got the win with 1 2/3 innings of work, giving up a single run on one hit and fanning two. Annie Hoffmann threw 5 1/3, allowing eight runs (three earned) on 11 hits, four walks and two whiffs.
Seven batters got a hit — Voss, Tibbott, Ella and Lily Aulwes (double), Preuss, MacKenzie Schmitz and Kelsey Hansel (triple).
The Vikings split with Easton Valley there June 13, winning 15-8 and losing 10-15.
Meisner got the win as the team erupted for six first-inning runs and added at least one in each of the next six frames. Preuss was 3-for-4 (home run, double), Meisner 2-for-4, Tibbott and Schmitz (double) 2-for-5 with Voss adding a hit. Meisner gave up eight runs on just four hits, walking eight and fanning seven.
In the loss, the score was 8-7 Vikings after two innings. But Easton Valley tallied a six-run fifth for the win.
The team got nine hits in this one, with Tibbott 3-for-4 (double, three RBIs), Preuss 2-for-3 (two doubles), Voss 2-for-4 (double), Meisner and Hansel a hit. Annie Hoffman started the game, giving up seven runs (one earned) on seven hits, two walks and one strikeout. Hailey Rausch got the loss, allowing eight runs on five hits, five walks and three whiffs.
The Vikings split their first day at the annual West Delaware tournament, topping Monticello, 4-0, and falling to Beckman, 8-1.
In the win, they notched eight hits, with Preuss going 3-for-3 and Tibbott, Ella Aulwes, Delaney Bergan, Hansel and Sophia Wilson getting hits. Meisner earned the decision with a one-hit game, fanning three.
Against Beckman, they scored their lone run in the seventh after being limited to just two hits, from Preuss and Schmitz. Hoffman took the loss, allowing 10 hits, eight walks and fanning four.
Day two saw them win both games they played, 3-2 over Cascade and 11-2 over Maquoketa Valley.
Against Cascade they scored two first inning runs and were up 2-1 after two. Each team scored another run, the Vikings in the fifth, the Cougars the sixth, but those first inning runs were just enough. They made just four hits count, from Voss, Tibbott, Preuss and Hansel. Meisner got the win, giving up five hits and fanning three.
The bats broke loose in the Maquoketa Valley game when they scored at least a run in each of the first six innings off 12 team hits. Preuss was 3-for-4, Tibbott 2-for-3, Bergan and Hansel 2-for-4, Voss 2-for-5 and Hoffman a hit. Ella Aulwes was awarded the decision in 3 2/3 innings, allowing a single hit, whiffing one and walking three.