BOONE - The Nevada softball team took down Chariton and fell to Class 1A power Des Moines Christian at the Boone Invitational Saturday.
The Cubs whipped Chariton by an 11-2 score in six innings. They fell to a Des Moines Christian team ranked fifth in 1A by a 10-0 margin in five innings, putting their record at 6-10 overall on the season.
In the win over Chariton, Nevada raced out to a 10-0 lead and coasted the rest of the way in a time-shortened affair. The Cubs scored four runs apiece in the first two innings, two in the third and one in the fifth.
Grace Francis was on fire at the plate for Nevada against the Lions. Francis was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, three runs, two steals and an RBI.
Mackenzie Garrett finished 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs and Riley Mailey and Addi Vorm both singled and drove in two runs. Sydney Mosinski doubled, scored and knocked in a run; Emma Griffin finished 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI; Ellie Gray singled and scored; Brooklyn Jensen doubled and walked; Caitlyn Sharp stole three bases and scored two runs; Katie Sullivan walked twice and Mady Farmer stole a base.
Jensen was the winning pitcher after giving up two runs — one earned — on just two hits with three walks in five innings. Samantha Herridge threw one inning and didn’t allow a run, hit or walk.
Grace Bengston had six strikeouts and four walks, going all six innings as the losing Chariton pitcher. Abbie Peterson singled and scored and Autumn Gwinn also singled for the Chargers.
Nevada never got the bats going in the loss to Des Moines Christian. The Cubs were held without a hit by Lion pitcher Olivia Penland, who finished with one strikeout and two walks.
Sullivan and Garrett each drew a free pass for Nevada against the Lions. Sharp swiped two bases and Samara Sharp chipped in one steal.
Garrett took the loss on the mound. She gave up seven earned runs on 11 hits with one walk, going all four innings for Nevada.
Penland was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs and Ashlyn Bakke 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Des Moines Christian on offense.
Nevada 11, Chariton 2 (6)
C 000 200 - 2 2 NA
N 442 010 - 11 13 NA
C: Grace Bengston and Macy Johnston.
N: Brooklyn Jensen, Samantha Herridge (6) and Katie Sullivan, Gracie Barloon (6).
2B: Jensen, Grace Francis, Sydney Mosinski.
Des Moines Christian 10, Nevada 0 (5)
N 000 00 - 0 0 NA
DMC 500 5X - 10 11 NA
N: Mackenzie Garrett and Katie Sullivan.
DMC: Olivia Penland and Hailey Riemenschneider.
2B: DMC - Penland, Maren Judisch.