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The 2022 Iowa high school state softball tournament continues Wednesday at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge with all 10 semifinal games. The five championship matchups will be set by the end of the night.
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Wednesday’s state softball scores
CLASS 5A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Fort Dodge 10, No. 6 West Des Moines Valley 0 (6 innings)
No. 4 Waukee Northwest 7, No. 3 Muscatine 2
CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Winterset 7, No. 5 Carlisle 1
No. 3 Dallas Center-Grimes 9, No. 8 North Scott 3
CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Mount Vernon 2, No. 6 Saydel 0
Not quite perfect. Just virtually perfect.
Jenna Sprague faced the minimum 21 batters, surrendering a lone, harmless second-inning single, and top-ranked Mount Vernon returned to the season’s final day with a 2-0 Class 3A semifinal win over No. 6 Saydel at the state softball tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Rogers Sports Complex.
“Definitely a better day for me,” Sprague said, in comparison to a three-hit effort against Dubuque Wahlert in the first round. “This was just a lot of fun.”
The Mustangs (35-4) advance to the championship game for the second consecutive season. They’ll face No. 2 Davenport Assumption (36-8) for the title at 2:30 Friday afternoon.
No. 2 Davenport Assumption 1, No. 3 Williamsburg 0
One hit. One lousy hit.
That’s what Williamsburg pitcher Peyton Driscoll allowed. And that’s all Davenport Assumption needed.
The second-ranked Knights cashed in on Helen Sons’ leadoff double in the fourth inning, and that sent them to a 1-0 victory in Wednesday’s Class 3A semifinal at the state softball tournament at the Rogers Sports Complex.
“We’re always looking for more, but I was comfortable with one run,” Assumption pitcher Bella Nigey said. “I knew this was going to be a close game because (Williamsburg) is a really good team.”
Assumption (36-8) was just a bit better, and advance to the 3A final for the sixth time in the last seven years.
CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS
No. 7 Wilton 14, No. 2 North Union 1 (6 innings)
No. 4 Iowa City Regina 7, No. 1 Central Springs 4
It’s dangerous to let any underdog hang around at the state softball tournament.
Doing it against Iowa City Regina is extremely dangerous.
The Regals showed once again why they can never be counted out, stunning top-ranked Central Springs here in a Class 2A semifinal Wednesday evening, 7-4.
Up next for No. 4 Iowa City Regina will be seventh-ranked Wilton, which upset No. 2 North Union in the other semifinal. First-pitch is set for 5 p.m. Friday night at Rogers Park.
After allowing a pair of solo home runs in the first, the Regals finally solved Cooper Klaahsen in the fourth. Courtney Kessler singled, Emma Nibaur reached on an error and Kennedy Connor drove in Kessler.
Junior Jillian Panther delivered a two-RBI single on a 3-2 pitch to put Regina ahead.
CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS
No. 6 Southeast Warren 6, No. 1 North Linn 2
Maybe it’s the feel. Or the sound.
But when Emma King makes good contact, she knows it.
“As soon as it hits the bat, I know it’s gone,” the Southeast Warren outfielder said.
And that one Wednesday?
“Oh, yeah,” she said. “That felt good.”
King hit a momentum-flipping three-run home run in the top of the second inning, and sixth-ranked Southeast Warren went on to handle No. 1 North Linn, 6-2, in a Class 1A semifinal at the state softball tournament at the Rogers Sports Complex.
The Warhawks (25-4) were underdogs in terms of rankings, and rankings only. They were the superior squad on this day, scoring in four different innings and out-hitting the Lynx (33-9) by a 9-2 margin.
No. 7 Twin Cedars 7, No. 8 Martensdale-St. Marys 2