Moulton-Udell vs Moravia softball

Moulton-Udell's Chelsey Boettcher (left) collides with Moravia's Destiny Nathaniel (right) on a play at the plate.

MORAVIA — These two entered the postseason in very different form. Moravia entered on a four-game losing streak while Moulton-Udell came in scoring a combined 35 runs in their last two games. Everyone starts fresh in the postseason and Lady Mohawks would come out firing with a 10-0 victory over the Lady Eagles.

"We did a lot of good things tonight. Moravia just beat us. We wanted to play clean softball and for the most part we did," Moulton-Udell head coach Jason Ogden said.

Moravia didn’t do it all in one inning as they steadily increased their lead throughout the game while the Moulton-Udell bats were held silent.

The Lady Mohawks would go for two in the first, two in the second, one in the third, three in the fourth and two more in the sixth to end the game.

Moulton-Udell had a hard time getting a couple of Moravia girls out. Callie Benjamin was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Anaya Keith, Destiny Nathaniel and Ronnie Cormeny each had a pair of hits while Keith and Cormeny both had two RBIs.

The Moravia pitching was split between Keith and Jessica Self. Keith went the first three innings without giving up a hit with four strikeouts. Self then replaced her for the final three innings, giving up one hit and one walk with four strikeouts.

The Lady Eagles were limited to just one hit over six innings while Jessica King would give up 10 runs, seven earned, on 12 hits with six walks and three strikeouts to take the loss.

Moulton-Udell finishes the year with record of 4-20. They did not have any seniors on their team this season so they will have a chance to return everyone and improve.

"I am proud of the kids. We didn't have the season we wanted to with wins and loses, but we learned a lot and we always had great attitudes. We have a good group of kids returning, so I hope to build off that," Ogden said.

Moravia (17-15) advance to the regional quarterfinals where they will hit the road to face Melcher-Dallas (25-5) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at cpeters@dailyiowegian.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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