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DC-G beats Waukee behind Lowary’s strong game

Clint Cole - DCN: DC-G's Jackie Peyton reaches out for a catch against Waukee on Tuesday.Buy Photo
Clint Cole - DCN: DC-G's Jackie Peyton reaches out for a catch against Waukee on Tuesday.

Their resumes for Dallas Center-Grimes and Waukee were impressive ahead of their matchup on Tuesday night in Waukee. The Fillies, who are the defending Class 4A state champions and the undefeated No. 1 team so far this year, defeated the Warriors, the No. 8 team in Class 5A, by a score of 1-0.

Paige Lowary, a senior on this years’ Fillies team, gave up just two hits and struck out nine batters in the win. This season she is 8-0 and has not given up an earned run this season with batters hitting just .071.

DC-G coach Steve Schlafke said that it was a big game from a competition standpoint.

“We love to play 5A schools and Waukee’s very well coached and you can see that they’ve got a good team,” Schlafke said. “When you play in the CIML you can’t just go by their record, you go by the quality of opponents that they play and they can compete with anybody.”

Selena Nolte, who was the courtesy runner for Lowary, scored the only run of the game in the top of the first inning on an RBI by Taylor Draisey.

Claire Dudek and Taylor Hulsing had the only two hits of the game for the Warriors. Waukee pitcher Kaitlyn Menz struck out seven batters in the loss.

The loss to DC-G, is the Warriors’ third-straight after being swept by Southeast Polk in a double header on Monday night while the Fillies remain perfect on the season with a record of 15-0. The Fillies have only surrendered three runs all season long.