Jalyssa Blazek prepares to fire the ball to first in a recent Turkey Valley contest. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Jalyssa Blazek prepares to fire the ball to first in a recent Turkey Valley contest. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The Turkey Valley softball team (6-7, 5-1 UIC) went 3-1 to finish last week with a UIC sweep over Central and a win over Iowa Valley at the Central City tournament Saturday.


UIC wins

The Lady Trojans had a solid offensive night up and down the lineup Wednesday as they hosted Central Elkader, sweeping the doubleheader, 13-1 and 7-5.

TV jumped out to a fast start with five runs in the first inning, adding two in the second before finishing game one in the third with six more tallies.

The win went to Josie Weber in the pitcher’s circle giving up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out five.

Seven hits were collected by the Trojans including doubles by Jalyssa Blazek and Kara Reicks. Pounding out singles were Aleah Hackman, Weber, Shayla Kuennen and Emma Hanson. Driving in three apiece were Jaedyn Winter and Reicks.

Game two wasn’t nearly as lopsided, as TV held on to win 7-5.

Up 7-1 heading into the seventh, Central threatened to take the lead in the seventh with four runs in the seventh, leaving a runner stranded in scoring position. 

The Trojans produced 12 hits in the contest. Shayla Kuennen was 3-for-3 with a homer, double and three RBI. Hackman provided a triple, while Jordan Lukes and Reicks knocked out doubles.

Lukes went the seven frames.

“We hit .463 as a team for the night led by Shayla Kuennen who was 4-for-4 with three walks, four RBIs and a home run,” noted Coach Junior Hackman. “Pitching was also solid, having only two walks on the night. It feels good being 5-1 in the conference but we have a couple tough matchups next week with MFL and Kee.”

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