Softball

Harrington's Big Hits Propel Indian Hills

W, 7-6

Ottumwa -- Freshman Macey Harrington singled home the winning run in the 10th inning of the opener, then homered twice in the nightcap as Indian Hills took both games of an inter-state doubleheader with State Fair (Mo.) CC on Saturday at R.L. Hellyer Field.

Harrington's single drove home Brooke Snider to snap a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 10th of game one.  After State Fair broke a scoreless deadlock with a run in the top of the 6th, Alexis Westercamp had an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to forge a tie.  It stayed 1-1 until Harrington's game-winner.  Alexis Groet turned in a masterful pitching performace for Indian Hills, going the 10-inning distance with 21 strikeouts.  She permitted only three hits and one walk.

Harrington lined a solo home run to right-center in the bottom of the first in the second game to knot the score at one, then smashed a two-run shot in the 5th to put IHCC on top.  Westercamp followed with a homer to give Indian Hills a 5-2 lead.  State Fair, though, responded with a pair of home runs in the 6th to make it 5-5.  The Warriors took advantage of State Fair errors to plate two runs in the bottom of the 6th, then saw a Roadrunner rally in the top of the 7th fall a run short as Indian Hills won their 6th game in a row.  Jaylie Reints had a two-out RBI single to score Snider with the first run for IHCC.  Snider, Harrington and Westercamp all had two-hit games.  Nina Hendriks got the pitching victory. 

Harrington had her 4th multi-homerun game of the season and now has 18 round-trippers, just one shy of the single-season school record of 19, held by Breon Michel and Kacey Duffield.  She also has a team-leading 46 RBIs. 

The Warriors are 14-2 over their last 16 games and 23-16 for the year.  They will play two games at NIACC on Tuesday.