Spirit Lake Softball At State
Spirit Lake fell to Albia 10-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A State Softball Tournament on Tuesday. The Lady Dees scored a run in the first, three runs in the second off a three run home run by Alex Beard, another run in the third, two in the fourth, and three more to end it early in the fifth. The Indians had at least one base runner in each inning. A double play in both the second and fourth innings put a halt to any attempt at a rally. In the fifth, Spirit Lake loaded the bases but couldn't bring a run across. Both teams stranded five batters in the contest. Beard was 2-for-3 at the plate for Albia. She also had a walk and six RBIs. Hannah Isley was 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Jena Lawrence was the winning pitcher for the Lady Dees. She gave up four hits, striking out seven and walking four. Albia is 32-4. They will face Roland Story in the semifinals on Wednesday. Kelsey Kannenberg took the loss for the Indians. She gave up 10 runs on 10 hits. She struck out one, walked three, and hit four batters. Karli Olsen led the Indians at the plate. She was 2-for-2 with an intentional walk. Spirit Lake is 28-8. They will face Waterloo Columbus Catholic(38-3) in a consolation game on Wednesday at 11am. Hear the game on KUOO.