Council Bluffs, IA – Despite some less than stellar over the week, the Reivers went 6-0 over Spring Break. Iowa Western traveled to North Platte to play a double header against North Platte CC and Western Nebraska CC, then played host to North Platte in Council Bluffs on Saturday.
IWCC 10, NPCC 0
The Reivers pounded out fifteen hits whiles Zoe Hicks and Michaela Epp combined for a two-hit shut-out. Hicks struck out eleven Knight batters in the win and blasted two doubles as well. Lily Gregory tripled and Michal Bilger each hit a homerun in game one.
IWCC 15, NPCC 0
After taking an 8-0 lead going into the fifth, Iowa Western erupted for seven more runs to complete the 15-0 sweep of the day. Brieanna Brock and Alison Arndt again combined for the complete game shut-out, surrendering three hits in the night cap. Brock struck out eight while getting the win in four innings of work. Tyla Lee and Michal Bilger went deep for the Reivers, while Hick, Lee, and Allison O'Driscoll also provided doubles as the team collected 18 hits on the game.
IWCC 8, WNCC 2
Zoe Hicks continued her dominance in the circle, throwing a two-hitter in the complete game win while striking out eight batters. Michal Bilger led the way offensively with a homerun and a double. Tyla Lee also went deep for the Reivers and Alyssa Maldonado provided a double as well in the opener.
IWCC 15, WNCC 14
Game two was not as smooth sailing for the Reivers. Allison O'Driscoll, Tyla Lee, Michal Bilger, and Naomi Terrazas all homered in the first three innings for the Reivers as they jumped out to an 8-1 lead. However, Western Nebraska responded with ten unanswered runs to grab an 11-8 lead heading to the top of the fifth. Iowa Western would rally back with six runs of their own in the fifth to take a 14-11 lead before extending it to 15-11. The Cougars would not go down without a fight, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut the deficit to one run. In the seventh, with the bases loaded and two outs, Zoe Hicks notched her fifth strike out after coming on in relief to get the win in the circle and preserve victory for the Reivers.
IWCC 8, NPCC 1
After a day off, IWCC got back in action at home against the North Platte Knights they'd seen on Wednesday. Brienna Brock got the win in the circle going four innings while striking out six and allowing three hits. Michaela Epp came on in relief, throwing three innings, striking out two and allowing one run. Tyla Lee led the Reivers offensively with three doubles on the game. Zoe Hicks, Naomi Terrazas, and Lily Gregory also doubled.
IWCC 8, NPCC 0
Alison Arndt stole the show in the second game, throwing a two-hit shut-out to collect her fourth win on the season. Allison O'Driscoll hit her sixth homerun on the year, while Tyla Lee and Lily Gregory tripled, and Naomi Terrazas doubled to lead Iowa Western at the plate.
"Other than the marathon with Western Nebraska, I thought we threw the ball well and the bats were alive all week," said Head Coach Ben Greer. "We hit ten homeruns and threw three shut-outs in six games. Our other two games we gave up one run and two runs. The 15-14 game had intense moments and I'm glad we came out on top, but I don't think we played very well. Other than that game I thought we played well this week."
Iowa Western is back in action in Council Bluffs on Tuesday hosting Western Nebraska CC at 12pm.