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In an effort to avoid forecasted thunderstorms Regina moved up the start time of Friday’s conference contest with West Branch three hours to 4 p.m.
Even with the early start the Regals were ready to play from the first pitch.
Regina scored four runs in the first inning on its way to a 10-4 win over West Branch in a River Valley Conference South Division contest in Iowa City.
The Regals improved to 5-4 on the season and 5-2 in RVC play while West Branch dropped to 3-3 and 3-2 in conference contests.
Emma Nibaur had a big game for the Regals picking up in the win in the circle and going 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI.
Nibaur allowed four runs on five hits while striking out five in a complete game victory.
Emma Sueppel went 3-for-4 with two RBI and scored a run and Kate Milder went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Jaelynn Ernst and Elly Gahan each had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run while Annie Gahan scored twice and drove in a run.
Nicki Henson went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to lead West Branch while Mackenzie Heise smacked a solo home run to lead off the second inning.
Lexie Peak and Sasha Koenig each had a double and Maddy Hatfield drove in a run for West Branch.
West Branch 011 000 2 – 4 6 1
Regina 410 041 0 – 10 9 1
W – Emma Nibaur L – Sasha Koenig
2B – ICR: Kate Milder. WB: Sasha Koenig, Lexie Peak
HR – WB: Mackenzie Heise