Benton defeats Charles City in softball tourney action on July 9

Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Van Horne

Class 4A, Region 6 semifinal

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Benton Community won its 4A semifinal softball contest over Charles City, 6-0, at Van Horne on Saturday, July 9.

Benton had nine hits in the game. Emma Townsley was 1 for 4. Ana Glawe was 1 for 3. Gabby McKee was 1 for 4 with one RBI. Jessa DeMoss was 2 for 4. Sarah Gorkow was 1 for 4 with one RBI. Jaida Lyons was 1 for 2 with one RBI. Hope Moore was 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI. Stealing one base each were McKee, Hope Moore and Madiysn Schulze. The team had no errors. Benton had two walks and five strikeouts.

DeMoss threw for seven innings, allowing two hits, no runs, walking four and striking out 11. Charles City pitcher Natalie White threw for six innings, allowed nine hits, six runs (three earned), walked one, hit two batters and struck out five.

No 14 Benton (25-15) plays at No. 4 Norwalk (28-7) on Tuesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Norwalk Middle School.

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