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The 2022 Iowa high school state softball tournament continues Tuesday at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge with 10 more quarterfinal games.
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Tuesday’s state softball scores
CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Davenport Assumption 12, Ballard 2 (6 innings)
No. 3 Williamsburg 5, No. 14 Sioux Center 1
No Thesaurus nearby? Seeking an antonym for “fatigue?”
“The more she pitches, the better she pitches,” Williamsburg Coach Adm Berte said. “Back-to-back days, which she does a lot, she throws really well.”
And when July arrives, the innings pile up and the stakes climb, Driscoll is at her best.
The junior crafted a 14-strikeout, three-hit gem Tuesday afternoon, leading third-ranked Williamsburg past No. 14 Sioux Center, 5-1, in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the state softball tournament at the Rogers Sports Complex.
“My change was on, I’d say,” Driscoll said. “It might have been moving more with the wind.”
CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 North Union 4, No. 8 Louisa-Muscatine 3
No. 7 Wilton 7, No. 3 Logan-Magnolia 4
No. 1 Central Springs 6, Mount Ayr 0
No. 4 Iowa City Regina 6, No. 6 Van Meter 5
Emma Nibaur called it “The Regal Way,” and who’s to argue?
Get to the state softball tournament, and these things seem to happen for this program.
Four-run deficit? Big deal.
Four errors? No worries.
Dani Laughlin drove home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, then gunned down the potential equalizer from center field in the top of the seventh, and fourth-ranked Iowa City Regina stormed past No. 6 Van Meter, 6-5, in a Class 2A quarterfinal at the Rogers Sports Complex.
“We were down, but we weren’t DOWN down,” Laughlin said after the Regals (22-11) advanced to face No. 1 Central Springs (32-1) in a 2A semifinal at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Regina has won three state championships since 2011. And these are the types of games the Regals usually seem to win here.
CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 North Linn 10, Mason City Newman 0 (5 innings)
No. 6 Southeast Warren 7, No. 5 Remsen St. Mary’s 1
No. 8 Martensdale-St. Marys 7, No. 2 Newell-Fonda 2
No. 7 Twin Cedars 2, No. 3 Lisbon 0 (8 innings)
A sacrifice fly would have done the trick.
“Rylee (Dunkin) was already at third (base), and she’s really fast,” Grace Bailey said. “I just wanted to put it deep so she could score.”
She put it deep, all right.
Bailey clobbered a two-run home run to left-center field in the eighth inning to lift seventh-ranked Twin Cedars past No. 3 Lisbon, 2-0, in a Class 1A quarterfinal at the state softball tournament Tuesday night at the Rogers Sports Complex.
“We came up here with an attitude,” said Dunkin, the Sabers’ energetic junior catcher. “We haven’t been here in 44 years. Nobody knows who Twin Cedars is, and we want to change that.
“We want to win a state title.”