Pella had just dropped nine of its previous 11 softball games when they travelled to Waverly to play in the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament Saturday, June 15.
The tournament was what the Lady Dutch needed as they knocked off Sumner-Fredricksburg 5-2 and the home team, Waverly-Shell Rock 9-7.
In the win over Sumner-Fredricksburg the Dutch scored four of their five runs in the final three innings.
Maddie Parks was the winning pitcher as she tossed a 3-hitter. Parks had eight strikeouts and gave up two walks, none of the runs were earned.
Pella made the most of four hits and seven walks they received.
Parks scored two of the Pella runs, had one hit and stole three bases.
Maddy Rempe had one hit and drove in three runs for the Dutch. Alizabeth Van Dusseldorp and Kylie Tauke had the other hits.
Tauke drove in two runs for the number nine spot in the batting order.
The Dutch trailed the Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks 7-0 before rallying for the win.
A five-run fourth inning was enough to give the Dutch a lead they wouldn’t give back.
Ella Corbin was the starting pitcher for Pella. She worked three innings and gave up seven runs.
Parks came in to relive and picked up the win. She fanned five in three innings of work.
Coach Teresa Thompson’s Dutch had eight hits, two of them by Maddy Rempe.
Parks had one hit, a home run that drove in two runs.
Brynnlin Kroymann, Courtney Thompson, Ally Almond, Van Dusseldorp and Tori Van Vark all had one hit for the Lady Dutch.
The two wins put the Dutch record at 8-9 overall.
Pella will be at home Friday to face the Oskaloosa Indians in a league doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m.
Next week the Dutch play July 1 on the road, July 3 at home against the Grinnell Tigers in a league doubleheader and again July 5 against the Pella Christian Eagles in a doubleheader at home.