Prep Softball: Bulldogs swept east in Metro battle for the lead | Sports
DES MOINES – Nine field mistakes helped Des Moines East win a double key program in the CIML Metro Conference softball title race.
Ottumwa fell behind early in the first game and struggled with windy conditions on several soft balls hit to the right, losing 8-1 in the opener against the Scarlets. Five more errors in Game 2 saw the East erase a 1-0 lead for the Bulldogs in a 6-2 win that won the sweep and a two-game advantage for the East over Ottumwa in the conference ranking.
Ella Allar scored in the sixth for Ottumwa’s second hit against Nevaeh Moon. Allar scored with two strikeouts in the sixth on a single RBI from Mya Lemonds, reducing East’s lead to 5-1, before a pair of late-inning mistakes helped the Scarlets gain an advantage. six points.
Amber Shotts got Ottumwa on the board to open the last drink with RBI single on top of the first. Mistakes plagued the Bulldogs again as East scored a pair of unearned runs in the third to regain the lead before capitalizing on an RBI single in the fourth at Alexis Brown’s bat and sacrifice fly from Alysha Claude, giving the Scarlets a 4-1 lead.
Maya Hernandez-Howard added East’s lead in Game 2 with an RBI single set up by another Ottumwa field error. Samantha Weeks reduced the lead to 5-2, driving her second home run over the fence in the sixth before a double through Mo Purdy’s deep cross, combined with Ottumwa’s fifth ground error, gave East a four point lead.
Jocelyn Ware added a deep double to the left in the seventh inning of Game 2. Jordan Pauls added a single during the last drink for Ottumwa.
Ottumwa (11-11, 8-4 CIML Metro) will travel to Des Moines Hoover for a double talk on Wednesday.