The Waukee softball team overcame their game two loss to West Des Moines Valley by sweeping their double header match up against Urbandale Thursday night.
The Warriors allowed just four runs between the two games winning 3-2 and 6-2.
In game one the Warriors overcame a seventh inning Urbandale rally to claim a 3-2 win. Urbandale was the first to score, doing so with a one run third inning. Meanwhile Waukee answered with three unanswered runs to lead 3-1 after six.
The Warriors posted seven hits in the contest which included quite the game from junior Kate Felt. Felt took two hits away from here three at bats and recorded the team’s only two RBI’s for the game. Inside the circle, Molly Jacobson bent but did not break, allowing just two hits across nine Urbandale runs.
Waukee head coach Carrie Eby talked about her pitcher and her approach to the season so far.
“Molly Jacobson is doing a great job this season of trying to improve her game on a daily basis,” began Eby. “Our mindset (with Molly) is to continue to make each pitch more effective which will help us to control the tempo and speed of the game to what we want.”
Despite just three hits in the entire game two, the Warriors pushed across six runs with those hits and a few Urbandale miscues. Once again, Urbandale struck an early lead 2-1, but from there the Warrior offense answered with three runs spanning the second, third, and fourth innings.
Logan Akason, Heidi Wheeler, and Molly Platte recorded the three hits for the Warriors offensively. In the pitching world, Elly Bates got the call inside the circle and put up a performance of the season. The freshman went seven innings of work allowing just two runs off of five hits with a career high 12 strikeouts given out.
The 11th ranked Warriors are now 17-6 on the season and will continue their efforts with a one game set in Winterset tonight. As Waukee heads into quite the battle tonight, Eby talked about what she’s looking for her team to improve upon.
“We’re still working on keeping the energy alive and not settling in some situations,” mentioned Eby. “We want to continue to trust our process and get better every day so that we can click in July.”
The Warriors will be battling the reigning Class 4A champ and Class 4A’s current fifth ranked Huskies beginning with first pitch at 7:30 p.m.