Lady Savages dismantle Bravettes 14-2, advance in Regional bracket

Megan Stuhr helped propel Sigourney past Montezuma in their Regional matchup, launching a two-run homer in their 14-2 win. Stuhr also collected one of Sigourney's two hits against North Mahaska in a 6-1 loss.

Sigourney started out a little sluggish against the Montezuma Bravettes on July 10 for the second round of Regional play. As the game progressed, Sigourney’s offense caught fire, and for the second straight game in three days, Sigourney won via mercy rule, this time with a 14-2 rout. The Lady Savages delivered in front of their home crowd, in what likely could be their last home game of the year as they face higher-seeded teams going forward.

After getting through the top half of the first, Sigourney looked to jump on the Bravettes early and mount pressure. That didn’t happen, but the Lady Savages did get on the board. Megan Stuhr led off drawing a walk, Madi Richard followed up with a single and both advanced after Madelynn Hornback grounded into a fielder’s choice. 

Montezuma put together some rare offense in the top of the second inning, using a walk and a pair of singles to tie it up. VanEe sandwiched the run with a pair of strikeouts and ended the top half with an induced groundout to first. Sigourney countered with three more runs in the bottom of the inning, retaking a 4-1 lead.

Following a lengthy at-bat from Dani Richards, ending with a pop out, Macy Fisch got on board with a single. She beat out the throw to first, which ended up getting passed the first baseman and Fisch was able to use her speed to end up at third base. Courtney Hemsley brought her home with a sacrifice RBI, followed by a walk to Emma Gilliland. Stuhr got hold of a prime pitch, belting it over the left field fence to increase their lead to three runs. Richard kept it going with an infield single, but the inning ended with Hornback flying out.

 

To read the full recap, including coach Streigle's comments, pick up this weeks' edition of the News-Review.

 

Jordan VanEe helped herself out, driving in Stuhr with an RBI double to the fence and Richard was thrown out at home. The inning would end with another runner thrown out, this time it was Claire Svenby (pinch-running for VanEe), after Kaylee Weber got a liner between third and short, but a pinpoint throw beat Svenby to the plate.