The seventh ranked Waukee softball team took on a two game stint in Des Moines Friday night taking on Iowa City Regina and Waterloo East.
Both games turned out successful for the Warriors who struck early to win over Regina 7-3 while a mid inning surge gave Waukee a 10-1 win over Waterloo East.
In the match up with Regina, both teams traded back to back blows through three innings but after down 3-2 in the second, the Warriors pushed across three runs in the third to take the lead 5-3. The Warriors would not relinquish the lead from there, in fact, wouldn’t allow a single run past the second inning.
Molly Platte struck for two doubles in the game and was given credit for three of the team’s seven RBI’s for the contest. Delaney Taylor picked up a stolen base marking her 12th stolen base of the season which leads the Warriors. Waukee used a combination Molly Jacobson and Olivia Ogles to limit Regina to five hits and three runs. The junior, sophomore combo picked up six combined strikeouts with just two walks issued all game.
The next match up for Waukee was Waterloo East. The Warriors were labeled as the visiting team but they preformed as though they were in front of the home town crowd. The Warriors slugged for 15 hits and ten runs and it all started early. One run in the first and three runs in the second gave Waukee an early 4-1 lead before the Warriors pounced again in the fourth with four more runs in the fourth. Yet again, the Warriors would not allow much offense by their opponent past the first three innings and with two more runs added in the sixth, Waukee won 10-1.
The Warriors have continued to be strong within the first three innings, averaging just one run given up through the first three innings of any game this season.
Logan Akason led off and was phenomenal with three hits in all three at bats while she herself crossed the plate twice. The combination of Olivia Ogles and freshman Elly Bates combined for four strikeouts while allowing just four hits and one run. With the four strikeout performance, both Ogles and Bates have helped the Warriors to averaging nearly four strikeouts per game.
The Warriors are currently involved in a home weekend tournament with their match ups coming against Waterloo West and Iowa City White.