Every once in a while you need a couple of dominant wins to get your confidence back. After dropping a pair of 10-run games last week, Centerville cruised through Mediapolis 13-0 and South Tama 12-0 on Saturday in a home triangular.
Claire Mathews’ two-RBI triple helped the Redettes get out to a 4-0 lead after the first two innings against Mediapolis. The scoring would dry up until the fifth inning where Centerville would go off for nine runs behind five walks and a couple of RBI hits from Alyssa McElvain.
McElvain was on her game on Saturday on the rubber as she blanked Mediapolis with a five-inning no-hitter, surrendering only one walk with nine strikeouts. She picked up where she left off in a short game against South Tama later that day.
McElvain collected three more RBIs in game two while pitching a three-inning no-hitter with four strikeouts. On the day, McElvain had five RBIs while pitching eight scoreless innings without giving up a hit while striking out 13.
Centerville’s keen eye helped them out against South Tama as 11 walks went along with five hits to get them 12 runs and end the game after three innings. Kathryn Carlyle and Carly Mihalovich each had a pair of walks and RBIs in the game.
No. 12 Centerville (4-2) travel to Van Buren (6-2) on Monday for a doubleheader starting 6 p.m.