Iowa softball: Sheldon continues to roll
SHELDON, Iowa — Sheldon has gotten off to a hot start to its 2014 summer and Monday it continued to roll.
Sheldon got things going right away in the home half of the first. Caitlin Cain led off the inning with a bunt single. She stole second and moved up to third on a passed ball before Mackensey Radke slapped a single to put the Orabs on top 1-0. Kleinwolterink added a bases loaded single to drive Radke in before Kati Kneifl and Sydney Iedema drove in a run each to put Sheldon up 4-0 at the end of the first.
Dutchmen pitcher Emily McDonald clamped down in the second, but a two-run homer off the bat of Krista Bousema in the third extended the lead to 9-0. Cain and Bryn Groff both scored on a passed ball to bring the game to its run-rule final in the bottom of the fourth.
Radke finished the night 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Orabs. Bousema was 2-for-3 with a pair batted in and two more scored with Cain going 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. In all, the top three places in Sheldon’s order went 7-for-10 with six RBIs and seven runs scored.
Kleinwolterink allowed just one earned run on seven hits and struck out one. McDonald took the loss for MOC-FV.
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MOC-FV 000 1 — 1 7 2
Sheldon 405 4 — 13 10 1