Pella Christian came to the Oskaloosa Softball Tournament Saturday for an early morning assignment against the Knoxville Panthers.
PC started slow and spotted the Panthers a quick 5-0 lead at the end of two innings of play.
The Eagles would bounce back to score three runs in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough as Knoxville won 8-3.
Cheyanne Collins took the loss in the circle for the Eagles. Collins worked into the second inning before being replaced by freshman Alexa Dunsbergen.
Picking up the win for Knoxville in the circle was freshman Jadyn Streigle, who went the distance scattering four hits with six strikeouts for the day.
Knoxville accumulated nine hits led by Alex Griggs with two doubles and Maddy Findley with a single and a double. Streigle helped her own cause with a triple.
Later in the day the Eagles were back on the field to face the Chariton Chargers.
PC came out with the big bats as they crushed the Chargers 10-0.
Unlike the first game of the day for PC, they jumped to a 5-0 lead at the end of four and coasted the rest of the way home.
Ivy Terpstra and Collins each hit home runs for PC.
Terpstra had to race around the bases for her round-tripper, while Collins took her time after hitting the ball over the fence.
Collins was 4-for-4 at the plate for the Eagles while Terpstra and Anna Bonnett each delivered two hits. One of Bonnett’s hits was a triple.
The split at the Oskaloosa Tournament put the PC mark at 3-2 for the season.
Odds and Ends
The Eagles will face Indianola at home in league play Friday with JV play stating at 5:30 p.m.