COLUMBUS — Columbus High had no answer for Lincoln Pius X’s bats Tuesday at Gerrard Park.

The Class A, No. 7 Thunderbolts scored 27 runs in two games to sweep the Discoverers in a doubleheader.

Pius won 12-4, then took the nightcap 15-5.

Columbus hung around early in Game 1, scoring twice in the second inning and again in the third inning to make it a 5-3 game, but the constant pressure was too much as Pius scored in all but one inning.

CHS managed four runs despite getting just two hits. Kennedy Jones had one of those hits and scored two of the Discoverers’ runs.

Columbus got off to a great start in the second game, taking a 3-1 lead in the first inning on a three-run home run from Marika Spencer that cleared both the softball and baseball fences.

Spencer’s second bomb of the game made it 4-1 in the third inning before everything fell apart.

Pius scored 14 runs in the fourth inning to blow the game open.

Lexi Hajek hit a solo home run in the Discoverers’ final at bat, but couldn’t extend the game.

The Discoverers (9-15) play Thursday at Wayne.

Aquinas 7,

Lakeview 5

DAVID CITY — Telegram Super Senior Kelsey Baer led David City Aquinas to a 7-5 home win over Lakeview on Tuesday.

Baer pitched a complete game to get the victory, while going 2 for 3 at the plate and scoring two runs.

The Monarchs (7-9) jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings, but Lakeview rallied in the fourth inning with five runs, highlighted by Kelli Schoch’s three-run home run.

Aquinas added a run in the bottom of the fourth and held on for the win.

Caitlin Buck had two hits for Lakeview in addition to throwing all six innings for the Vikings (3-10).

Lakeview plays Schuyler and York on Thursday in a triangular in Schuyler. Aquinas plays Saturday in the David City tournament.

BC/NG triangular

ALBION — Boone Central/Newman Grove split its home triangular on Tuesday.

After losing 17-0 to Wayne (18-2), the Cardinals bounced back with a 10-9 win over Pierce.

Wayne’s Tori Kniesche struck out eight batters and allowed just one hit in the complete-game effort. At the plate, she belted a home run, one of six the Blue Devils hit.

BC/NG bounced back with a victory over the Bluejays. The Cardinals scored six runs in the second inning and led 10-6 after three innings before holding off a Pierce rally in the fifth.

Keiley Tisthammer relieved Emily Groteke, who pitched five innings to get the win, and shut the Bluejays down in their final at bat.

Lauren Hedlund was 3 for 3 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored to lead BC/NG’s offense.

The Cardinals (8-7) host Wisner-Pilger on Thursday.

Ord 15,

Polk County 13

ORD — Ord escaped Polk County on Tuesday in a slugfest.

The Chanticleers scored 10 runs in their final three at bats for a 15-13 win over the Slammers.

Polk County nearly matched them, scoring in each of the last four innings, but came up a couple runs short.

Emily Noyd was 3 for 5 at the plate with four RBIs for the Slammers. Ginni Johansen also went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Kylie Bockman was the third player from Polk County with three hits in the game.

The Slammers (5-10) play Saturday in the David City tournament.


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