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DIKE -- Sixth-ranked Waterloo Columbus piled up 18 base hits, including seven for extra bases, and rocked Dike-New Hartford 19-7 in North Iowa Cedar League softball Monday.

The Sailors (26-4) scored in every inning but one, including a four-run first, a six-run third and a seven-run sixth.

Sydney Schultz and Kate Shannon homered for Columbus while Kayla Sproul doubled twice and Shannon, Grace Surma and Alivia Schultz also doubled.

Dike-New Hartford (4-20) got a pair of doubles from Kiley Kyhl.


CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY 2-1, CEDAR FALLS 1-3: Cedar Falls split a pair of low-scoring Mississippi Valley Conference baseball games Monday night, falling 2-1 before winning 3-2.

Kennedy (12-12-1) scored twice in the first inning of the opener and shut down the Tigers on five hits with Anthony Alepra and Jake Olejniczak combining for nine strikeouts.

Cedar Falls (15-9-1) jumped in front with two runs in the first inning of the second game and tacked on another in the third while limiting the Cougars to six hits.

DIKE-NEW HARTFORD 10-14, COLUMBUS 2-1: Fifth-ranked Dike-New Hartford stretched its winning streak to nine with a pair of one-sided victories over Waterloo Columbus in North Iowa Cedar League baseball.

The Wolverines improved to 22-3 on the season, while the Sailors fell to 12-20.


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