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Xavier softball team splits at tourney

IOWA CITY - The Xavier Saints split their two games at the Iowa City West softball tournament Saturday at the University of Iowa fields.

The Saints lost to West Des Moines Valley, 4-1, and trimmed Davenport North, 5-4. The split left Xavier with a 21-15 record.

Hannah Helms collected Xavier's only RBI against West Des Moines Valley. Cassie Himmelsbach doubled and scored the only run. Erin Drahozal was the losing pitcher.

Claire Christianson went 2-for-3 with a home run for the Saints against Davenport North. Helms went 2-for-4 and scored twice. Keera Ball was 2-for-3 with a double. Maria Steffen was the winning pitcher.


Saints split 2 games at tourney

IOWA CITY - The Xavier Saints split their two games at the Iowa City West softball tournament Friday at the University of Iowa fields.

Xavier defeated Davenport North, 9-1, and lost to Waukee, 3-1.

Erin Drahozal went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the victory over Davenport North. Steph Wehr was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ellie Malecek was the winning pitcher.

Maria Steffen was charged with the loss against Waukee, which is ranked sixth in Class 5A. Drahozal hit a double and scored the only run for Xavier.

The split left Xavier with a 20-14 record.


Xavier baseball splits with Wahlert

DUBUQUE - The Xavier Saints split a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader with Dubuque Wahlert on Thursday.

Wahlert won the first game, 3-1. Xavier rebounded with a 4-2 victory in the second game.

Connor Frese pitched a five-hitter and got the victory for the Saints in the 4-2 triumph. Max Hammerberg got the final out for a save.

Connor Powers had three hits for Xavier in the victory. Sean Murphy and Bryce Schulte had two hits.



Kennedy takes pair from Xavier

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball program has made great strides under Coach Dan Gratz the last two seasons and has now become a major factor in the Mississippi Valley Conference.

They showed why Thursday night.

The Cougars swept an MVC twinbill from Xavier, 3-2 and 1-0, with strong pitching, good defense and a few timely hits.

Kennedy struggled with records of 9-32, 13-27 and 13-25 in 2011, 2012 and 2013, but it's been a different story since Gratz arrived on the scene last year. The Cougars went 27-14 in 2014 and are 23-9 and counting this season.

Sophomore Jenna Schwartzhoff pitched a complete game in the 3-2 victory, then senior Andrea McEachran tossed a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in the nightcap.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 22:05



Xavier baseball rallies for victory

The Xavier Saints erupted for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night and defeated North Scott, 5-4, in a non-conference baseball game at Ken Charipar Field.

The Saints had been blanked all night and trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Bryce Schulte and Connor Powers drove in the first two runs for Xavier to make it 4-2.

Bryce Charipar tied the game, 4-4, with a two-run double. The winning run scored on a wild pitch.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:43


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