Last night on the Mahaska Zone Network, you heard an exciting slugfest between two area teams in Twin Cedars and North Mahaska in the first round of the softball postseason.
While several games in the area were cancelled or postponed, the two teams played through steady rain in the early part of the game and were able to finish it out in just over two hours. When the dust settled, it was the hosts from North Mahaska picking up the win, 15-9, to move into the quarterfinals in the Class 1A Region 5 bracket. The offenses for both teams really clicked at different points of the game, but North Mahaska plated six runs in the seventh, which proved to be the difference in the game.
The Warhawks will look to continue their parade on Wednesday, where they’ll face either Moravia or Seymour, who are scheduled to make up their game tonight in Moravia. The quarterfinal contest will be on Wednesday from New Sharon starting at 7 PM, with our broadcast 104.9 KBOE and on kboeradio.com. The pregame will start right around 6:45 Wednesday night.
Also in the Region 5 bracket in Class 1A, Moulton-Udell held off Tri-County, 9-7, to advance to face Sigourney on the road on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
In Class 1A Region 6, Melcher-Dallas squeaked by Montezuma in an upset on the road, 1-0. Now, Melcher-Dallas has to get through Lynnville-Sully on the road to have a chance to continue their run to state. That game is Wednesday in Sully at 7 PM.
Other first round games that were postponed from last night were Keota and Harmony in Class 1A Region 5 and Danville vs. Pekin in Class 2A Region 6.
In softball tonight on the Mahaska Zone Network is the Oskaloosa Indians, as they look to roll into the postseason with a win against Grinnell on the road. The Indians are 24-6 on the year and are #2 in the state in Class 4A. They will wrap up the regular season on Wednesday at home against Norwalk, and will wait to see who wins between Washington and Fairfield on Thursday. The winner will face the Indians in Oskaloosa on Saturday at 7 PM in the regional semifinals. That game will be on the Mahaska Zone Network.