The first two championships of the 2020 Iowa high school state softball tournament were decided Thursday night in Fort Dodge with Cedar Rapids Kennedy (Class 5A) and Winterset (Class 4A) taking home first-place trophies.
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Thursday's state softball scores
CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 2 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5, No. 1 Fort Dodge 1
Kennedy broke open a scoreless game with a four-run third and pitcher Kaylin Kinney was dominant once again as the Cougars (25-2) claimed their first state softball title.
Kinney gave up just two hits and a run, striking out 10 in seven shutout innings against the top-ranked Dodgers (28-4).
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Abby Spore led off the third with a double, Kinney was intentionally walked and Mya Dodge drew a walk to load the bases. The Cougars scored first on Abby Spore's RBI single and, on the throw in, Kinney took off for home and slid around the tag to make it 2-0. Another run scored on Izzy Wright's groundout and Sam Scheck followed with an RBI single.
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No. 10 Winterset 4, No. 1 Carlisle 3 (11 innings)
Jena Young led off the 11th inning with a double and scored on Lauren Carter's two-out single as Winterset upset top-ranked and defending champion Carlisle for the 4A title.
After Ava Lowden's RBI double put Winterset up 3-2 in the top of the seventh, Carlisle forced extras on Reagan Roling's two-out single. The Wildcats won the regular-season meeting 7-4 on July 2.
Thea Banning went 3-for-5 with a double and two singles and scattered 14 hits over 11 innings pitched. She was named all-tournament captain.