Last night, the Oskaloosa summer sports teams dominated as the regular season starts to wind to a close.
In a game you heard on the Mahaska Zone Network, the Oskaloosa Indian softball team took care of Grinnell, 11-1 in six innings. The offense scratched across five runs in the first four innings, but it was a six-run sixth inning that gave the Indians a big boost in the conference game, as they moved to 25-6 on the season.
The offense belted three home runs in the game to add to the school record for team homers in a single season, which now sits at 20. Those homers were hit by Alexis Westercamp, Peyton Zickefoose, and Aubrey Miller. Westercamp leads the team with five dingers, while Miller has four. Zickefoose hit just her second of the season, but the four-year starter officially grabbed a piece of Oskaloosa history all to herself, as last night’s bomb put her alone at the top for career home runs for Oskaloosa. Peyton has hit 11 long balls in her phenomenal career.
Oskaloosa has one more tune-up before the postseason, and that occurs tonight at home against a very good squad in Norwalk. Last week, Norwalk and Osky played to 11 innings before the Warriors got a walk-off grand slam with two outs in the 11th by freshman Alyx Witt. The Indians would love a confidence-boosting win on Senior Night tonight, as they honor seniors Peyton Zickefoose and Bethany Rowley. That varsity game begins around 7:30 PM.
The Oskaloosa baseball team also had a field day in their game, which was on the road at Washington. The Indians scored seven times in the first inning, once again jumping all over an opponent before they even had a chance to bat. Eventually, the Indians would get the run-rule win in six innings, 14-3. Bennett Spry returned to the leadoff spot in the lineup and had a great game, going 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
Joe Sterner again had a solid start for Oskaloosa in a non-conference game, and he was relieved by Mitchell Schaffner, as they combined for the six-hitter.
Oskaloosa moves to 17-6 on the year, and will be at home against Centerville tonight in a single varsity game starting at 7:30 PM. This week is very busy for the Indians, as they will have a doubleheader at Grinnell on Thursday, a home game against Twin Cedars on Friday, and a rescheduled doubleheader against Pella on Saturday.
Photo Provided By Nicole Westercamp