The Dallas Center-Grimes Fillies hosted the Waukee Warriors on Tuesday, June 13. The Warriors dominated the game and took home a 15-2 victory after just four innings.
“We came with energy, set the tone early and fed off of that,” said Warriors’ coach Carrie Eby. “We adjusted well at the beginning of the game, but we needed to be a little more disciplined as the game continued on.”
The Fillies started the game by allowing Warrior Logan Akason to be walked to base. After the Warriors’ next three batters, Akason stole home, to put them up one run. Before any more runs were scored, the Fillies were able to get the Warriors out by catching a foul ball.
The Fillies weren’t able to score any runs in the first inning as the first three batters were knocked out in order.
The Warriors came in even stronger the second inning. The first three batters made it to base, and after Akason was walked again, Emma Richards made it back over home plate. The Warriors’ bases were still loaded when Delaney Taylor bunted the ball, allowing Molly Platte to score another run.
Warrior Sarah Schaefer was now up to bat, she hit a single, allowing Grace Clouser to score. Not only did Clouser score on Schaefer’s hit, but Akason stole home home once more finishing up the Warriors’ four runs of the inning.
The Fillies’ earned their first run in the second inning. Amber Fistler began the inning for the Fillies with a double, which was followed by a single from Molly Cooney. Unfortunately, Cooney wasn’t able to get on base, but her hit allowed Nicole Merical (Cooney’s base runner) to make it to third.
Kamryn O’Brien was the third batter for the Fillies, her hit allowed Merical to make it home to score the Fillies’ run. At the bottom of the second inning, the score was 5-1 with the Warriors leading.
The Warriors continued their scoring streak into the third inning with another five runs. Akason, Delaney Taylor, Grace Foxen, Clouser and Morgan Nealey were the five Warriors to score.
Nealey was the Warriors to finish the inning with a home run, which allowed Clouser and Akason to score too. Nealey now has six home runs on the season.
“Morgan Nealey stood out this game,” said Eby, “she has been seeing the ball really well lately and has come in clutch for us.”
The Fillies score their second run in the third inning. The first two Fillies up to bat, were called out, but Brooke Kramer, Paige Linthicum and Fistler all hit singles back-to-back. Kramer was the one to score after running home during Linthicum’s hit. The third inning ended 10-2.
Once again, the Warriors gained five runs in the fourth inning. The Fillies were able to knock out two Warriors in the first four batters, but bases were still loaded by the time Taylor was up to bat.
Taylor hit a single, which allowed Sarah Noga and Platte to run home. Akason and Taylor were the only two Warriors on base while Sydney Schaefer was up to bat.
Schaefer hit the second home run of the game, getting Akason and Taylor home and finishing the Warriors’ score. Schaefer also has six home runs so far this season.
The Fillies didn’t score in the fourth inning, ending the game with the Warriors up 15-2.
The Warriors now have a season record of 15-1 and will be playing a double header against Ankeny Centennial on June 14 at 5:00 p.m.
“We, as a team, are trying to focus on sticking to our process,” Eby said. “We are looking at learning from our mistakes and getting better every day. Our focus is on ourselves.”
The Fillies have an 11-9 record so far this season and will be playing Norwalk on June 14 at 7:15 p.m.