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Pella Christian’s Van Sant Shines in Saturday’s Games in Oskaloosa

Posted By News On June 21, 2010 @ 6:01 am In Today’s Local Sports | Comments Disabled

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The Pella Christian softball team split a pair of games Saturday in tournament play at Oskaloosa. The Lady Eagles made quick work of Eddyville-Blakesburg in their first contest of the day, ripping the Rockets 14-1 in four innings of work. Pella Christian led 5-0 going into the fourth inning, then exploded four nine runs to put the game away for good.

Lead-off batter Heather Van Sant was perfect at the plate for the Lady Eagles, hitting a single in all four of her at bats and scoring four runs, while stealing two bases. Sami Veenstra also had a strong performance at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a double and a triple and batting in three runs. Paige Blom was solid in the pitcher’s circle for Pella Christian, allowing just two hits, striking out seven and giving up no walks.

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The Lady Eagles found themselves in a much tighter game for their second contest of the day, as they faced Davenport West. Neither team put a run on the board until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Falcons put up all three of their runs, en route to a 3-1 victory.

Heather Van Sant was again outstanding at the plate for Pella Christian, as she went 2-for-3 with a stolen base to lead the Lady Eagles, who scored their only run in the top of the seventh inning, after pitcher Paige Blom drew a walk. Blom also pitched well against Davenport West, striking out ten batters while walking three and giving up no earned runs.

With the two-game split, the Pella Christian softball team is now 11-6 overall and off until Wednesday, when they host Knoxville.


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