Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Craig, Aikey sparkle for Emil's

Strong pitching was the name of the game for Emil's Hideaway in the Iowa Women's Softball League Sunday.

Brooke Craig from UNI and Kelsey Aikey from Western Kentucky tossed a pair of gems as Emil's Hideaway swept a doubleheader from Construction  Materials at Coe.

Craig spun a three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts as Emil's Hideaway took the first game, 13-0, in five innings.

Aikey tossed a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Emil's rallied for a 3-1 verdict in the nightcap. The only run against Aikey was unearned.

The sweep lifted Emil's Hideaway to 6-6 for the campaign and moved them into second place in the standings behind Ironside Apparel, which  has a three-game lead at 9-3.

Adara Opiola of UNI went 2-for-4 for Emil's in the first game with a triple and two RBIs. Mallory McArtor of Coe had two hits and Taylor Bell of Waldorf scored three runs.

Alyssa Wiebel of Illinois State went 2-for-2 with a double for Construction Materials in the first game.

Construction Materials took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning of the second game, but Emil's scored three times in the sixth  for the 3-1 victory.

Opiola collected two more hits and an RBI for Emil's in the nightcap. Morgan Goedken of Wartburg also had two hits with a double and an RBI  for the victors.

Liv Callaway of UNI and Tawny Menster of Mount Mercy pitched well for Construction Materials in the second game.

In the games at Kirkwood, Ironside Apparel swept the twinbill from Hawkeye Convenience Stores 2-1 and 5-2 with good pitching and timely hitting.

Haley Jones of Coe belted a home run and drove in both runs for Ironside Apparel in the 2-1 victory. Marissa Promes of Indian Hills  was the winning pticher.

Abbie Straight of Indian Hills picked up the victory for Ironside Apparel in the 5-2 victory. Brittney Roby of UNI went 2-for-3 with an  RBI. DoniRae Mayhew had an RBI double and Erin Kuba also drove in a run.


Ironside Apparel 9-3
Emil's Hideaway 6-6
Construction Materials 5-7
Hawkeye Convenience Stores 4-8


Ironside Apparel vs Construction Materials, at Kirkwood, 2 p.m.
Hawkeye Convenience Stores vs Emil's Hideaway, at Coe, 2 p.m.


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