The Class 2A regional softball playoffs were in full swing Wednesday evening, and Pella Christian dethroned the top seed in Region 2 with a 4-2 road win over Pleasantville in a game heard on 92.1 KRLS. The Eagles struck very quickly on offense. The first four batters picked up base hits, highlighted by a Cheyanne Collins bases-clearing double that scored the first three runs of the game. Pella Christian added an insurance run in the fifth to take a 4-0 lead. Pleasantville finally scored their only two runs in the sixth on RBI’s from Amber McKinney and Makenzie McGriff. A 1-2-3 bottom of the seventh secured the Pella Christian victory.
Natalie Harrill was the top hitter of the night for the Eagles, going 3-4. Ivy Terpstra went 2-4 with an RBI. Josie Sowers was the only Trojan with multiple hits, going 2-3 with a double. Cheyanne Collins was the winning pitcher, pitching the complete game. She gave up two earned runs, six hits, one walk and struck out two batters. Pleasantville’s Abby DeJoode pitched the complete game, giving up four earned runs, seven hits, no walks and struck out seven batters. The sixth-ranked Trojans end their season with a record of 25-12. Pella Christian improves to 14-19, and advance to Friday’s regional semifinal round. They’ll take on another West Central Conference opponent as they’ll hit the road to face Ogden. That game will be broadcast on 92.1 KRLS, starting with a pregame show at 6:45. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:00.