The Oskaloosa summer sports teams responded from a couple of tough losses to get back on the right track last night.
In a game you heard on the Mahaska Zone Network, the Oskaloosa baseball team traveled to Chariton and delivered a big win, 13-2 in six innings of play. While the offense had a parade of 17 hits in the game, the real story was the duo of Joe Sterner and Seth Sarver on the mound. Although the Chargers scored a pair of runs early, Sterner and Sarver, combined with some outstanding defense, held Chariton right there and allowed Head Coach Clint Gingerich to save his top arms for the conference games later this week. Every spot in the Indian batting order had at least one hit, as Osky rebounded from a mini-skid, having lost their last two games.
Tonight, the Indians are back at it on the diamond, going on the road for a scheduled doubleheader against Grinnell, starting at 5:30 PM this evening. Those two games can be heard on the Mahaska Zone Network, 99.5 FM and AM 740 KMZN and on kboeradio.com, with our pregame starting at 5:15 PM.
The Oskaloosa softball team showed great poise in responding to their lone loss of the season against Pella Christian on Monday. The Indians dominated Newton 7-0 to move to 21-1 on the year. Alexis Groet rebounded nicely in the circle, throwing a three-hit shutout for her 14th win of the year. Anna Jones was one of several players who stood out offensively for the Indians, going 4 for 4 with a couple of runs scored.
The softball team will be a heavy favorite on the road at Grinnell this evening for a JV-Varsity doubleheader, beginning at 6 PM. The varsity game is scheduled to begin around 7:30 this evening.