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Great catch by Lewis saves Emil's

WALKER - A sensational catch by Morgan Lewis help Emil's Hideaway move  into sole possession of first place in the Iowa Women's Softball  League Sunday.

Lewis made a fantastic diving grab in right-center field with the  bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the last inning to keep the  tying runs from scoring as Emil's trimmed the Metro Sports Report,  5-2, in the first game of their doubleheader.

Emil's rallied with three runs in the bottom of the last inning in  Game 2 for a 3-2 triumph and the sweep.

Lewis, who will attend Eastern Illinois this year, raced from her  position in center field to snare the blast by Liz VanManen of  Jacksonville State.

Abby Carlin of Western Illinois and Emma Olejniczak from Iowa shared  the pitching for Emil's in the 5-2 victory. Carlin and Olejniczak  tossed three innings, allowing one run apiece.

Brie Tauber of Clarke went 2-for-3 with a double and scored twice for  Emil's. Adara Opiola from UNI and Lewis had two hits.

Kaylee Watson of Grand View went 3-for-3 with a double and scored both  runs for the Metro Sports Report in the 5-2 setback. Olivia Richards  of Kirkwood was 2-for-2 with a double and RBI.

The Metro Sports Report took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth  inning of the nightcap, but Emil's began the inning with a pair of  infield singles and won the game when Alyssa Barnhart of Buena Vista  bounced a two-run single off the first baseman's glove with the bases  loaded.

Ari Rolle of Virginia Wesleyan had two hits for Emil's in the 3-2  victory. Bailey Ashton of Marshalltown was credited with the victory  in the circle. Ashton and Jenna Schwartzhoff pitched three innings,  with each hurler allowing one run.

Kelsey Aikey of Western Kentucky enjoyed her best outing of the  season. Aikey pitched four scoreless innings with five strikeouts.

Emil's Hidweaway has a one-game lead over Bosch Financial with four  games left in the season. They meet in a doubleheader July 19.


Bosch Financial and Ironside Apparel traded shutouts in the first  doubleheader Sunday.

Ironside Apparel won the first game, 7-0, on a one-hitter by Erica  Oler of UNI. Oler took a no-hitter into the last inning, but she was  touched for a clean leadoff single by Nicole Timmons of Drake.

Skyler Stookey of Coe went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs for  Ironside in the 7-0 victory. Oler was 3-for-3 with a double and three  RBIs. Abigayle Miller of Southeastern Community College had two hits  and two RBIs. Shelby Hulsebus of Kirkwood had two hits and Haley  McFarlane of St. Cloud State scored twice.

Ellie Thurow of Coe and Timmons combined on a four-hit shutout as  Bosch Financial took the second game, 3-0. Thurow pitched the first  two innings, then Timmons allowed only one hit in four innings in  relief with six strikeouts.

Sophie Maras of DMACC socked a triple and scored for Bosch. Taylor  Kurtz, the player/coach for Bosch Financial, had an RBI single in her  first plate appearance of the season.

Emily Oler of Mount Mercy pitched a complete game for Ironside Apparel  in Game 2.

Sunday's Results
At Walker

Ironside Apparel 7, Bosch Financial 0
Bosch Financial 3, Ironside Apparel 0
Emil's Hideaway 5, Metro Sports Report 2
Emil's Hideaway 3, Metro Sports Report 2


Emil's Hideaway       6-3-1
Bosch Financial       5-4-1
Ironside Apparel      5-5-0
Metro Sports Report   3-7-0

Schedule for Sunday, July 19

11 a.m. - Emil's Hideaway vs Bosch Financial (DH)
3 p.m. - Ironside Apparel vs Metro Sports Report (DH)


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