By Becky Walz,
With Monday’s conference sweep of West Central (1-10, 0-6 UIC), the Turkey Valley softball team (9-3, 6-0 UIC) is the league leader. The Trojans played two shortened games on the road, defeating the Blue Devils, 15-0 and 12-2.
In the game one shut out, the Trojans plated three runs in the first and put the game to rest in the second frame, batting through the order for 12 more.
TV had seven hits include a double by Aleah Hackman, who drove in three runs in the contest. Aubrey Hoffert, Clare Courtney and Kara Reicks all provided two additional hits apiece. On the mound it was Josie Weber allowing one hit and striking out five batters.
The nightcap belonged to TV as well with seven runs crossing home plate in the first. The Trojans went on to score a run in the second, two in the fourth and two in the fifth to shut down the Blue Devils.
Hackman picked up the win. In five frames, she gave up one hit and rang up six. In the batter’s box it was J. Weber and Hackman smacking out doubles, while Cambree Kruse had the Trojans’ other hit.
The Trojans will compete at the New Hampton tournament Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, TV will host South Winn at 5:30 p.m.
T. Valley 3 12 0 x x x x 15 7
W. Central 0 0 0 x x x x 0 1
Josie Weber (WP) – 3IP, 1H, 5K
2B – Aleah Hackman 1; 1B – Aubrey Hoffert 2; Clare Courtney 2; Kara Reicks 2; Emma Hanson 1; RBI – Hackman 3; Hoffert 2; Reicks 1; Jalyssa Blazek 1; Sophia Adams 1; Courtney 1; SB – J. Weber 1; Olivia Snyder 1
T. Valley 7 1 0 2 2 x x 12 3
W. Central 0 0 0 1 1 x x 2 1
Hackman (WP) – 5IP, 2R, 2ER, 1H, 3BB, 6K
2B – J. Weber 1; Hackman 1; 1B – Cambree Kruse; RBI – Hackman 2; Reicks 1; J. Weber 1; SB – Reicks 1; J. Weber 1; Halle Weber 1; Blazek 1; Adams 1; Snyder 1