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McFarlane belts 2 homers against Halvorson

Haley McFarlane is the only player in the history of the Iowa Women's  Softball League to belt two home runs in a single game.

She did it last year and now she's done it again.

McFarlane socked a pair of solo homers as Ironside Apparel trimmed  Emil's Hideaway, 2-1, in the first game of their doubleheader Sunday  at Busse Field.

McFarlane hit both of her home runs against Natalie Halvorson, the top  pitcher for the DePaul Blue Demons this year. McFarlane and Halvorson  were teammates at Cedar Rapids Prairie.

McFarlane, who plays at Saint Cloud State, hit a line drive over the  wall in left field for her first homer. She belted a long shot off the  scoreboard in left-center for her second homer.

Kelsey Aikey of Western Kentucky was the winning pitcher for Ironside  Apparel in the 2-1 victory. She tossed a four-hitter with four  strikeouts.

Ironside Apparel won the second game, 4-2, to sweep the doubleheader.  McFarlane had two sacrifice flies, giving her four RBIs for the day.

Peyton Daugherty of South Dakota State was 2-for-2 and scored twice.  Jen Giesey of Winona State was 2-for-2 with a double and RBI. Adara  Opiola of UNI contributed an RBI single.

Caitlin Cruise of Clarke pitched three shutout innings for the victory  for Ironside Apparel in Game 2. Cruise and Taylor Kurtz from the  University of Dubuque combined on a two-hitter.

Bosch Financial splits twinbill
with Hawkeye Convenience Stores

It took five weeks, but Bosch Financial finally tasted defeat in the  IWSL this season.

Bosch Financial trimmed Hawkeye Convenience Stores, 4-1, in the first  game of their doubleheader, but Hawkeye Convenience Stores took the  nightcap, 7-1, for the split.

Bosch Financial is now 6-1-3 for the campaign, tied for first place  with Ironside Apparel with identical 6-1-3 marks with six victories,  one defeat and three ties.

Bosch Financial and Ironside Apparel face each other Sunday, July 14  in a doubleheader at 11 a.m. at Busse Field.

Georgia Porter of Simpson had a two-run single for Bosch Financial in  its 4-1 victory in the opener. Autumn McDanel of Belmont pitched a  six-hitter for Bosch Financial with four strikeouts.

Brooke Goodman of Dubuque had an RBI single for Hawkeye Convenience  Stores in the first game.

Sarah Lehman of Iowa had a big game for Hawkeye Convenience Stores in  their 7-1 victory in the nightcap. She pitched a complete game with  nine strikeouts and went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Kylee Biedermann of Dubuque had three straight walks and scored three  runs for Hawkeye Convenience Stores.

At Busse Field

Sunday's Results

Bosch Financial 4, Hawkeye Convenience Stores 1
Hawkeye Convenience Stores 7, Bosch Financial 1
Ironside Apparel 2, Emil's Hideaway 1
Ironside Apparel 4, Emil's Hideaway 2


Bosch Financial              6-1-3
Ironside Apparel             6-1-3
Hawkeye Convenience Stores   2-5-3
Emil's Hideaway              1-8-1

Schedule for July 14

11 a.m. - Ironside Apparel vs Bosch Financial (2)
3 p.m. - Hawkeye Convenience Stores vs Emil's Hideaway (2)


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