Lone senior Cam Hendricks was honored in-between games as Centerville took game one of a doubleheader against No. 13 (1A) Twin Cedars 6-2 before being washed out in game two.
The two were exchanging runs in the early going with Twin Cedars opening the scoring in the first before Mickey Stephens would hit into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded, scoring one run to tie the game.
Both teams scored in the third inning with Claire Mathews diving head first into home on a wild pitch to tie the game at two.
Centerville would retake the lead in the fifth inning by putting up a three spot with the help of RBI singles by Alyssa McElvain and Kathryn Carlyle. Taylor Shinn’s RBI single in the sixth inning would provide an insurance run for the Redettes as McElvain shutout Twin Cedars in the final four innings.
McElvain to the win after giving up two unearned runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
Hendricks was honored before game two as she enjoyed a 2-for-3 effort at the plate in game one. Unfortunately, her night and the second game was prematurely ended in the fourth inning as steady rain and lightning caused the game to be called off with Twin Cedars leading 7-2.
It won’t be Hendricks’ or Centerville’s last game at home as they host a doubleheader against Saydel on Monday before hosting a regional quarterfinal matchup against PCM on Wednesday.
Centerville (13-13) play in the Ottumwa Tournament on Friday against Fairfield (20-16) and No. 8 (5A) Ottumwa (27-4) starting at 3:15 p.m.