Spirit Lake advances to regional final in softball
Friday night in Boyden, the Spirit Lake softball team was down to their last out of the season, trailing Boyden Hull Rock Valley 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th in a Class 3A regional semifinal. Bailee Newman hit a 2 out double to drive in Kelsey Delperdang from 3rd to tie the game, then Sophomore Caitlyn Roberts hit a 2-2 pitch to left to score Newman from 3rd as Spirit Lake topped 7th ranked BH/RV 3-2. Newman would have 2 rbi’s on the night, including a solo homerun to lead off the game in the first. Defensively, the Indians played error free ball, while the Nighthhawks committed 3 errors. For the game, Bailee Newman was 3-4, Caitlyn Roberts game winner was her first hit of the night as she went 1-4. Newman was also the winning pitcher, striking out 10 and walking just 1. Spirit Lake advances to the 3A region 1 final. They face Osage Monday night, who beat Garner Hayfield Ventura 7-1 in their regional semifinal. Right now, the game is scheduled to be played in Emmetsburg. We’ll have it for you on KUOO.