The Waukee Warriors softball team hosted a double header against the Ames Little Cyclones on Wednesday, June 21. The Warriors won the first game 5-0 and the second game 15-3.
In the first game, the Warriors scored almost immediately in the first inning. Delaney Taylor was the first on base with her hit, she then stole second while Sarah Schaefer was up to bat. Schaefer brought Taylor back home for the first run when she hit a triple.
Grace Foxen, Schaefer’s courtesy runner, scored the second run of the game for the Warriors when Morgan Nealey hit a single. Unfortunately, Nealey was thrown out for the second out of the inning.
The first inning ended when Kelli Fogt’s hit was caught in the outfield, but the Warriors led 2-0.
The Warriors were able to get out three of the first four Little Cyclone batters. Anna Stevens was the only batter to make it to base when she hit a single.
The Little Cyclones held the Warriors from scoring in the second inning.
After getting the first three batters out, the Warriors started the third inning with an out as well.
Schaefer then had a single to be the first Warrior on base for the inning. After another out, Fogt had another hit to get to base. Although they both stole base, neither Schaefer nor Fogt were able to make it back home before the inning ended. The Warriors still led the Little Cyclones 2-0.
The Little Cyclones didn’t score again in the fourth inning, but the Warriors were able to score their third run of the game.
Jalyn Yaukovitz started off the inning with a single. Yaukovitz’ hit was followed by two outs, but Logan Akason brought her home when she hit a triple.
Yaukovitz was the only Warrior to score allowing the Warriors to lead by three.
Schaefer began the bottom of the fifth inning with another hit. After a Warrior out, Fogt was up to bat again.
Fogt hit a home run, getting herself and Foxen back to home. The Warriors were now up 5-0.
Neither the Little Cyclones nor the Warriors were able to score in the sixth and seventh innings, ending the first game 5-0.
The Warriors won the second game by a larger margin (15-3).
Richards pitched the second game for the Warriors and only allowed the three runs and struck out five batters. Richards had an ERA 5.25.
The Warriors had all 15 runs by the bottom of the fourth inning and finished the game with 16 hits and 13 RBIs as a team.
The Warriors are now 22-2 on the season and will be playing a double header in Urbandale tonight, June 22, at 6 p.m.