Oskie softball team remains unbeaten

Oskaloosa Bears continue to win

Photo by Bridget Weishaar
Oskaloosa junior Haidyn Bassett took to the mound in the first game against the Valley Falls Dragons in a doubleheader April 14 at the Falls. Bassett and the Bears shut down the Dragons, 13-0, in the opener and won the second game, 11-6. Bassett has 30 recorded strikeouts already this season.


The Bears took the first game by a score of 13-0, with pitcher Haidyn Bassett striking out 10 batters while allowing only two hits in six innings of work.
Held scoreless through the first three innings, the Oskaloosa offense came alive in the fourth inning, tallying four runs on three hits. The team plated two more runs in the fifth inning, one of which Bassett’s bat was responsible for when she smacked a solo home run.
The Bears “put the final nail in the coffin” in the sixth inning, batting around to produce seven more runs.
Oskaloosa captured the second game 11-6 but had to come from behind to do so. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Maddy Miller, the Bears saw the Dragons counter with two runs in the bottom of the first to go in front.
In the second inning, however, Oskaloosa scored five runs on six hits to gain the upper hand for good. The team added another run in the third inning to lead 7-2, but Valley Falls responded with four runs to cut the deficit to a single run before the visitors found a way to get four more runs to seal the win.
Pitcher Raegen Hamm was credited with the victory despite yielding six runs in two and a third innings. She was bailed out by Brylie Bassett, who entered the game and delivered “a solid relief appearance” to keep the Dragons at bay. Brylie surrended only one hit while fanning four batters.
Miller paced the Bears’ attack, knocking in three runs on three hits, one of which was her second homer of the season.
Oskaloosa was scheduled to host Troy High School for a twin bill Tuesday evening and will be entertaining the Immaculata High School Raiders from Leavenworth Friday evening.  The first of two scheduled games is set to begin at 5.

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