A-P softball wins slugfest with G-R

GLADBROOK – The Aplington-Parkersburg softball team outlasted Gladbrook-Reinbeck in a Tuesday-evening slugfest, winning 16-12 in eight innings.


The Falcons (2-8) combined for 23 hits and took advantage of four Rebel errors to come out on top. A-P led 12-10 heading into the final half-inning for G-R, but the Rebels (1-9) were able to tie the game and force extras.


With two outs and Falcons on the corners in the eighth, Jaycie Ellis and Jenna Boring hit back-to-back RBI singles, and Sarah Gaul brought in two more runs with a double. Hailey DeVries retired the Rebels in order in the bottom of the eighth for the pitching victory.


Boring was 5 for 5 at the plate and Ellis and Gaul finished with four hits each, with all three knocking in three runs each.


Full results from this game will be part of coverage in the June 20 Eclipse.


Today's local schedule: Dike-New Hartford baseball (9-7) hosts North Fayette Valley (4-6) in Dike. The varsity game will start at approximately 6:30 p.m.