The Amboy softball team handed Indian Creek a 2-1 loss as the Timberwolves' season came to an end in a Class 1A Amboy Regional semifinal.
Jesika Lowe struck out seven and allowed four hits in six innings of work. Jodie Penman had a double and an RBI for the Timberwolves (8-14).
“She (Lowe) pitched her butt off,” Indian Creek coach Jeremy Lowe said. “The last doubleheader we had against them didn’t go so well, so to lose 2-1 against a solid team and pitcher like that, I’m pleased with the result.”
Amboy will face Marquette for the title at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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Mallory Warner went 2 for 3 with a home run and a double. Ashley Nelson had a double and two RBIs. Katelyn Kolkebeck added a hit and a run.
Indian Creek falls to Newark: The season ended for the Timberwolves with a 10-0 loss in a Class 1A Harvest Christian Academy semifinal.
Newark advances to face HCA, which beat Parkview Christian, 7-1, in the other semifinal.
Hiawatha falls to Amboy: The Hawks lost, 12-6, in the semifinal round of the Class A Forreston Regional.
Amboy will face No. 1 Forreston for the title. Forreston was a 12-2 winner over Ashton-Franklin Center in the other semifinal.
Hiawatha had an early 3-0 lead with a pair of two-out, first-inning singles by Mitchell Manka and Austin Sunderledge. Ty Kilcullen added an RBI double, and Ethan Hoffman also drove in a run.
Hiawatha led 6-5 in the fifth but Amboy exploded for six in the bottom of the frame to take control