Picking up right where they left off last year is exactly what the Sigourney baseball and softball teams are doing with a dominating start to the young campaign.
The defending SICL Champion baseball team blanked Wilton 4-0 last week and they brought the hammer Monday against English Valleys showing no mercy in a 23-0 win that included a 13 run fourth inning to make it a short night. Eight different batters combined for 14 hits led by Bo Schmidt going 3-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored. Levi Crawford brought in five tallies on a pair of knocks while Cade Streigle and Cade Molyneux had three RBI each. The Bears failed to get a hit off Sigourney pitching with Crawford tossing 3 1/3 frames striking out seven and walking four in the shutout. The black and gold improve to 2-0.
Coming off of a state bid last year, the Savage softball squad looks primed for another special season after a 3-0 start including a 6-2 win over English Valleys. All the runs came in the sixth inning that helped third year starting pitcher Carly Goodwin in the circle. The sophomore was dealing with 19 of the 21 outs coming via strikeout while surrendering just four hits and two runs. Ava and Macy Fisch each went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Tuesday and Wednesday was a hit parade for Sigourney by downing Springville 10-0 and Iowa Valley 19-2. Against the Orioles, Goodwin threw a seven-inning shutout giving up two hits and punching out 14 batters. The offense had 15 knocks with Kenzi VanDenHeuvel and Josephine Moore having three hits and two RBI. Dani Aller also brought in multiple tallies with two hits. The Tiger win was in part by an 11 run sixth inning that helped the team amass 20 hits including three coming from Moore, Madi Richard, and Lana Thomas. Moore and Goodwin brought in a pair of scores while Courtney Hemsley crossed the plate four times. Moore threw four innings in the circle giving up four hits and two runs.
Baseball will battle Iowa Valley tonight and softball will get back at it tomorrow in Keota.