SWEA CITY - Class 2A No. 8 North Union earned two victories on Tuesday. The Warriors edged Class 2A No. 13 St. Edmond 3-2 in nine innings and later rallied to defeat Okoboji 5-3.
Against St. Edmond, the teams were tied 2-2 after two runs by the Gaels in the top of the sixth. That remained the score until the bottom of the ninth.
With two outs and two runners on base, Autumn Boland hit a line drive off the St. Edmond pitcher. She was forced to retire with the bases loaded. Senior Dena Looft then came up with a walk-off hit to end the game.
Peyton Oleson pitched all nine innings giving up two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks. She also finished 3-4 at the plate with an RBI. Looft was 2-5 with an RBI while Kyarsten Mullen, Boland and Sarah Rolling each had a hit.
Against Okoboji later in the evening, North Union struck first in the third inning. Mullen led off with a single, stole second base, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly to deep left field by Boland.
The Warriors struggled defensively in the fourth inning. After a leadoff hit by Anna Seeger, the Warriors committed two straight errors on bunts by the Pioneers. Okoboji went on to score three runs to take a 3-1 lead.
North Union got one run back in the bottom of the inning as Oleson singled. Shaylee Hanning came in to run and moved to second base on the sacrifice bunt by Anna Ingalls. A throwing on the shortstop allowed Taylor Mathine to reach base as Hanning went to third. Hanning then scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by Erica Anderson.
The Warriors took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to complete the scoring.
North Union finished with 10 hits led by Mullen, who was 3-4 with a double and two stolen bases. Looft and Oleson each finished 2-3 while Anderson was 1-2 and Sarah Rolling and Mathine each went 1-3. Looft, Mathine and Anderson each had RBIs.
Oleson again earned the win as she gave up the three unearned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
Warriors pound Mavs
EVERLY - North Union had little trouble with Clay Central-Everly, winning 22-0 and 26-3, both games in three innings.
Anna Ingalls pitched a shut out in the 22-0 game as she struck out one and gave up two hits and two walks in three innings.
The Warriors pounded out 10 hits and drew 14 walks. They scored 11 runs in the first inning, eight in the second and three in the third.
At the plate, Taylor Mathine was 2-2 with a double and two RBIs; Erica Anderson was 2-4 with two RBIs; Jessica Govern was 2-3 with an RBI; Peyton Oleson was 1-1 with an RBI; Sarah Rolling was 1-1 with three RBIs and Bailey Anderson was 1-3 with four RBIs. Dena Looft also had two RBIs; and Autumn Boland had one RBI.
In the second game, Ingalls again earned the win on the mound. She gave up two earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk in three innings.
The Warriors pounded out 17 hits and drew 10 walks. Boland, Ingalls and Erica Anderson each went 3-3 at the plate with Boland and Ingalls each with three RBIs and Anderson with two. Mathine finished 2-2 with four RBIs and Breanna Anderson was 2-2 with two RBIs. Kyarsten Mullen, Oleson, Govern and Kate Anderson each had a hit, with two RBIs for Anderson and one for Govern.