Softball Roundup: 5A No. 14 Liberty High Splits Top-15 Doubleheader With Eighth-ranked Western Dubuque
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Class 5A No. 14 Liberty High Liberty High split a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader with 4A eighth-ranked Western Dubuque on Wednesday in North Liberty winning the opener 9-6 and dropping the nightcap 3-2.
Liberty High moved to 18-13 on the season with the doubleheader split while Western Dubuque now sits at 23-9.
Haileigh Smith earned the win for Liberty High in the opener allowing six runs, five earned, on 10 hits while striking out four and walking one.
Ava Tague went 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead Liberty High in the opener while Mischa Reiners had a hit and drove in three runs.
Brynlee Slockett had a hit, walked three times, drove in a run and scored four runs for the Lightning and Smith and Kelsey Kaut each scored twice.
Haley Schroeder had a hit and scored a run in game one.
McKenna Kelley took the loss in game two allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out two and walking four.
Kaut was 2-for-3 with two doubles and Slockett had a double and drove in a run for the Lightning.
Smith had a hit, drove in a run and scored a run and Reiners and Kinley Jones each added a hit.
Western Dubuque 320 100 0 – 6 10 4
Liberty High 302 301 x – 9 7 0
W – Haileigh Smith L – Kiya Steger
HR – WD: Hannah Hoefer
Western Dubuque 100 200 0 – 3 5 0
Liberty High 010 001 x – 2 6 2
W – Hannah Hoefer L – McKenna Kelley
2B – ICL: Kelsey Kaut (2), Brynlee Slockett