The Waukee girls’ softball team, who missed out on a state tournament appearance last season, is flying high and ranked No. 4 in Class 5A. They recently swept Ankeny Centennial in a two-game series on Monday night.
The Warriors rolled to an 11-1 win in six innings in game one, but had to come from behind to win 6-5 in the second game. Through two innings in the second game, Centennial was on top by a score of 5-0.
The Warriors climbed back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the third inning, one in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the bottom of the sixth to take their insurmountable 6-5 lead.
Left fielder Taylor Hulsing went 1-for-1 and scored two runs in the game while Sarah Schaefer gave up five runs (two earned) and had eight strikeouts, picking up the win.
The Warriors played a close game against Pleasant Valley on June 6 but couldn’t tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning as they lost for the second time this year by a score of 6-5 in Waukee.
Menz was credited with the loss, giving up five runs (two earned runs) in 6.1 innings.
Taylor Luther went 2-for-3 with two homeruns and three RBIs.
Des Moines Lincoln
After losing for the first time of the season on June 4 by a score of 7-6 against West Des Moines Valley, the Warriors bounced back and swept Des Moines Lincoln, winning game one by a score of 11-3 and game two by a score of 8-2.