The Centerville softball team split a doubleheader in Fairfield on Tuesday before taking one of two games from ninth-ranked Keokuk on Wednesday at Redette Field.

The Redettes had a victory slip through their fingers during the opening game in Fairfield. Centerville held a 3-2 lead before the Lady Trojans scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to steal the win.

The Redettes got their revenge in game two as Maddy Sherwood tossed a complete-game shut out to defeat Fairfield 3-0.

Kristen Spurgeon followed up Sherwood’s outstanding performance with a gem of her own on Wednesday against ninth-ranked Keokuk. Spurgeon scattered five hits and struck out nine during seven innings of work as the Redettes pulled out a 3-2 win.

“Our pitchers have been throwing pretty good as of late,” commented Centerville head coach Brian Felton. “We’re starting to play a little bit better. The girls are starting to figure out their roles on the team and what it takes to win.”

Centerville and Keokuk were knotted 1-1 after six innings of play in game two of the twinbill before the Chiefs plated a run on a throwing error with two outs in the top half of the seventh inning.

With two outs and no one on base, Centerville mounted a two-out rally of its own as Shelbey Spurgeon singled, Tatum Starcevich walked and Maddy Oden ripped a two-strike pitch up the middle, scoring Spurgeon while keeping Centerville’s hope of a sweep alive.

Keokuk stormed right back in extra innings with a two-out RBI single to earn a 3-2 victory in eight innings.

“Keokuk is a good team and we took it at them and played pretty good,” Felton said.

The Redettes (8-10, 2-1) hosted Albia on Thursday and are scheduled to host Chariton tonight in a South Central Conference matchup. Centerville defeated Chariton 2-0 during a tournament earlier this season.



Fairfield 4, Centerville 3

R H E

Cville 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 3 5 2

Fair 0 1 0 0 1 2 x - 4 3 2



Centerville pitching - Kristen Spurgeon [L, 5-5] (6IP, 3H, 4R, ER, BB, 2K).

Hitting - Heather Buttel 1-2, Maddy Oden 1-3, Danyielle Barger 1-3, K. Spurgeon 1-2, Tatum Starcevich 1-4.

RBI - K. Spurgeon.

Runs - Starcevich, Buttel, Barger.

SB - Starcevich 2, Buttel.



Centerville 3, Fairfield 0

R H E

Cville 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 6 2

Fair 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 1



Centerville pitching - Maddy Sherwood [W, 2-4] (7IP, 2H, 6BB, 2K).

Hitting - Starcevich 1-3, Oden 1-4, Buttel 1-4, Molly Tubaugh 1-4, Kaylee Mehrhoff 1-4, Barger 1-3.

RBI - Starcevich, Oden, Buttel.

Runs - Starcevich, Shelbey Spurgeon, Barger.

SB - Starcevich, Oden, Buttel.



Centerville 3, Keokuk 2

R H E

Keok 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 - 2 5 1

Cville 0 0 3 0 0 0 x - 3 3 1



Centerville pitching - Kristen Spurgeon [W, 6-5] (7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 9K).

Hitting - Starcevich 1-3, Oden 1-3, Buttel 1-3.

RBI - Buttel.

Runs - Starcevich, Buttel, K. Spurgeon.



Keokuk 3, Centerville 2

(eight innings)

R H E

Keok 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 - 3 7 3

Cville 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 2 2 3



Centerville pitching - Maddy Sherwood [L, 2-5] (8IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 5K).

Hitting - Barger 1-3, Oden 1-4.

2B - Barger.

RBI - Barger, Oden.

Runs - Mehrhoff, S. Spurgeon.

SB - Buttel, Mehrhoff.











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