ROLAND - One bad inning combined with a tough night at the plate to result in a 10-0 loss for the Nevada softball team versus Roland-Story Friday in five innings at Roland.
Roland-Story broke a scoreless tie with a seven-run explosion in the third inning. The Norse added two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to end the game early and drop Nevada to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.
Nevada was limited to two hits by Roland-Story pitcher Sydney Mathis. Addi Vorm singled and walked and and Riley Mailey also had a single for the Cubs.
Mady Farmer drew a walk and stole two bases and Emma Griffin picked up two free passes for Nevada. Mackenzie Garrett took the loss on the mound as she gave up five earned runs on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks.
Mathis finished with eight strikeouts and four walks. Jenna Clark and Cora Spainhower each drove in two runs for the Norse.
Roland-Story 10, Nevada 0 (5)
N 000 00 - 0 2 NA
RS 007 21 - 10 9 NA
N: Mackenzie Garrett and Riley Mailey.
RS: Sydney Mathis and Hailey Louw.
NEVADA - Nevada struggled to find consistency on offense in a 10-1 loss to South Hamilton May 31 at Nevada.
The Cubs only tallied three hits, falling to 2-2 on the season and 1-2 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.
South Hamilton took charge with a four-run second inning to go up 5-0. The Hawks pulled away late, finishing with 10 hits.
Nevada’s only run came in the bottom of the second inning. Addi Vorm doubled and drove in Grace Francis, who finished the game 1-for-3.
Kaitlynn Cook went 1-for-3, Mady Farmer had a walk and a steal and Sydney Mosinski also walked once for the Cubs.
Mackenzie Garrett was the losing pitcher after allowing four earned runs on 10 hits with two walks in 6 ⅓ innings. Maddison McGaffin threw ⅔ of an inning and didn’t give up a hit or a run.
Katie Johnson had five strikeouts and three walks in seven innings to earn the win for South Hamilton. Alissa Moss was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, three runs and an RBI; Brittany Spindler was 3-for-4 with two runs and Maria Grubb hit a solo home run for the Hawks.
South Hamilton 10, Nevada 1
SH 140 104 0 - 10 10 NA
N 010 000 0 - 1 3 NA
SH: Katie Johnson and Maria Grubb.
N: Mackenzie Garrett, Maddison McGaffin (7) and Riley Mailey.
2B: SH - Alissa Moss. N - Addi Vorm.
3B: SH - Moss.
HR: SH - Grubb.