MP softball defeats Albia, goes 1-2 in tournamentPanthers playing in Mt. Pleasant Classic today, prepare for start of conference play on Thursday
BLOOMFIELD — Mt. Pleasant defeated Albia, 4-1, at the Davis County Tournament on Tuesday, but the Panthers couldn’t generate much offense in their other two games, falling to both Eddyville-Blakesburg and Davis County.
The host team defeated Mt. Pleasant 6-1, and Eddyville-Blakesburg blanked the Panthers, 3-0.
Mt. Pleasant out-hit the Rockets, 6-5, but couldn’t get a run across the plate. Sarah Moffett went 2-for-3, the only Panther a multi-hit game.
On the mound, Jena Stukerjurgen went seven innings and allowed five hits for three runs (two earned). She walked one batter and struck out two.
Against Davis County, the Panthers allowed six runs in the first two innings, and scored their only run in the third.
Kaley White led off the inning for Mt. Pleasant with a single and advanced to second on an error. She scored on an RBI single by Allison Buckert.
However, that’s all the damage Mt. Pleasant could do. They held off the Mustangs in the last three innings but couldn’t make up any more ground.
Cali Liechty took the loss on the mound. She went 1 2/3 innings and gave up six hits and one walk for six runs. She struck out one batter.
Stukerjurgen pitched in relief; she gave up two hits over 3 1/3 innings.
Things went better for the Panthers in their game against Albia.
They had 11 hits on their way to a 4-1 win over the Lady Dees.
Sammi Goble went 2-for-3 with a triple, while Stukerjurgen and Moffett were also 2-for-3.
The Panthers also got hits from Hattie Liechty, Buckert, Morgan Fraise, Kelsey Smith and Leslie Taylor, who hit a triple.
Runs were scored by Buckert, Stukerjurgen, Bailey Johnson and Smith.
Buckert and Taylor had one RBI each; Taylor and Fraise each stole a base.
Goble was on the mound for the Panthers against Albia.
She gave up three hits for one earned run, walked three batters and struck out seven in the complete game effort.
The Panthers are now 4-4 on the season and begin conference play against Class 4A No. 9 Washington on Thursday. The varsity doubleheader starts at 5:30 p.m. in Washington.
Today, they are scheduled to play in the Mt. Pleasant Classic, which was to begin at 1 p.m.
They face Moravia at 1 p.m., Columbus Junction at 2:45 p.m. and New London at 4:30 p.m.