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Xavier wins Elite 8 Classic in Urbandale

URBANDALE - The Xavier High School softball team topped 11th-ranked Johnston, 11-8, in the championship game of the Elite 8 Classic on Saturday.

The Saints (14-5) went 4-and-0 in the two-day event. "We played pretty well this weekend," said Coach Brian Erbe.

Xavier collected 14 hits in the championship game. Kelsey Kuba-Tresnak had a three-run double in the fourth inning. Erin Drahozal was the winning pitcher.

Xavier trimmed Solon, 4-3, in the semifinals Saturday on a squeeze bunt by Tyler Sampson in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring Sydney Galligan from third base. Emily Walton went 2-for-3 with an RBI double. Jacey Wiebold was the winning pitcher.

The Saints beat two ranked teams Saturday. Solon is ranked No.6 in the Class 3A poll and Johnston is No.11 in the 4A poll.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:52 )  

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