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Xavier High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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.

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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

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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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