The Centerville Redettes fell in the softball version of the Battle of Highway 5 on Monday.
The Albia Lady Dees defeated Centerville 2-1 in a seven-inning South Central Conference clash, as the Redettes dropped to 0-2 against SCC opponents.
Albia’s Sydney Weldon scored both of the runs for Albia. The first came in the very first pitch of the ball game, which she hit a line drive home run over the left field fence at Redette Field.
Centerville’s pitcher, Kiley Micetich, recovered quickly, though. She needed just six pitches to get through the rest of the inning, forcing Albia’s Makenzie Griffin and Emma Dinneen to groundouts and Lexi VanPolen to a fly-out to end the inning.
Both sides would go scoreless until Centerville tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth.
Tayler Jewett reached first base on a single. A sacrifice by Sara Howard would move her over to second base before Jewett ultimately went to third on a passed ball.
Jewett scored when Lexi Riggall was caught in a rundown between first and second.
Albia would respond with a lead-off triple by Weldon. She would score on a sacrifice fly to centerfield to move the Lady Dees ahead 2-1.
Centerville would move Libby Sebolt to second base in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t bring across a game-tying or go-ahead run.
Centerville (9-7, 0-2 in SCC) traveled to Melecher-Dallas yesterday and will host Davis County tonight at 7 p.m.
Albia 2, C-ville 1
ALB 100 010 0 — 2 6 0
CEN 000 100 0 — 1 10 1
Albia battery — Lexi VanPolen [W] (7IP, 10H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K), Emma Dinneen catching.
Hits — Sydney Weldon 2-2, Hannah Isley 2-3, Hannah Romanco 2-3. 3B — Weldon. HR — Weldon. RBI — Weldon 1. Runs — Weldon. SB — Isley 2, Kaitlyn Spieler.
Centerville battery — Kiley Micetich [L] (7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 7K), Abby Sweet catching.
Hits — Colleen Boyle 1-4, Libby Sebolt 1-3, Alyssa Barger 2-4, Tayler Jewett 2-3, Sara Howard 1-3, Lexi Riggall 1-2, Micetich 2-3. Run — Jewett.