On June 13 and 14, the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn softball team hosted a tournament in Adel. Van Meter, Roland-Story, Ballard, Sergeant Bluff-Luton and Colfax-Mingo also competed at the tournament.
The Tigers won all four games over the course of the two-day tournament and brought their record to 9-7 overall on the year, but the Bulldogs went 1-3 at the tournament and saw their record fall to 6-9.
The Tigers started off with a 3-0 win over Colfax-Mingo. Taylor Boorn went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Molly Jacobsen struck out 11 and only gave up two hits in the shutout win.
Against Van Meter, the Tigers won again, this time by a score of 2-0 as they scored a run in the bottom of the bottom of the third and the bottom of the fifth. Jacobsen, who pitched for the Tigers again went 1-for-2 with a double and a run while Kenzi Sutton had a triple and scored the Tigers’ other run.
A seven-run sixth inning helped the Tigers to their biggest win of the tournament as they defeated Sergeant Bluff-Luton 14-0. Amanda Seiler had four RBIs in that game.
The Tigers finished off the tournament with a 4-0 win over Roland-Story. Jacobsen went 2-for-3 with a double, a homerun and two runs scored.
The Buldogs went into extra innings against Roland-Story before giving up two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and losing their second-straight game at the tournament by a score of 6-5. This came after the Bulldogs came from behind to tie the game at 4-4 with two runs in the top of the seventh.
Nicole Meyer scored three runs for the Bulldogs against Roland-Story.
The Bulldogs couldn’t get anything going as they got blown out 13-0 by Ballard in their third game of the tournament. Hannah Mason, an eighth grader, pitched six innings for the Bulldogs and picked up the loss.
In their last game of the tournament, the Bulldogs salvaged a win against Colfax-Mingo by a score of 5-3. Ali Flaherty drew three walks and scored three runs in the Bulldogs’ win.
The Tigers improved to 10-7 on Monday with a 2-0 win over Ballard in Huxley, their fifth-straight win, while Van Meter beat Des Moines Christian 7-6 at home.