CEDAR RAPIDS — Waterloo East couldn’t come up with a couple of clutch hits in the opener and went on to drop both ends of a Mississippi Valley Conference softball twinbill at Cedar Rapids Xavier Tuesday, 6-2 and 10-0.
Josie Stocks went 2-for-3 and drove in both Trojan runs while Lexi Wroe also had two hits in the opener. East (4-14 overall, 4-10 MVC) outhit the Saints 9-7.
Xavier’s Charlotte Richards went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and five RBIs as the Saints scored 10 runs in the first three innings and ended the game after five. East helped Xavier’s attack with six walks in the second game and 10 on the night.
C.R. PRAIRIE 13-10, CEDAR FALLS 2-2: Cedar Rapids Prairie overpowered Cedar Falls in a Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader Tuesday.
The Hawks improved to 14-6 on the season, while the Tigers, who had won four of their previous five games, slipped to 6-15.
NEW HAMPTON 7, COLUMBUS 0: Noah Fye and Connor Hackman combined to shut out Columbus and the Chickasaws scratched for runs in five of six inningss.
Fye went the first 6 2/3 innings before Hackman came on to get the final out.
New Hampton, 15-3 and ranked ninth in Class 2A, scored single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings and plated a pair in both the third and sixth.
Columbus slipped to 6-9 on the season.
C.R. XAVIER 6-10, WAT. EAST 2-0
Wat. East 002 000 0 — 2 9 0
C.R. Xavier 220 020 x — 6 7 1
Magnuson and Grimmett. Steffen and Richards. WP — Steffen. LP — Magnuson. 2B — Ball (CRX), Charipar (CRX), O. Richards (CRX).
Wat. East 000 00 — 0 4 1
C.R. Xavier 433 0x — 10 9 0
Foss, Nichols (3) and Grimmett. Steffen, Oleson (3), Coffey (4), Morrow (5) and O. Richards. WP — Steffen. LP — Foss. 2B — Ball 2 (CRX), C. Richards (CRX). HR — C. Richards (CRX).
Records: East 4-14, 4-10. C.R. Xavier 11-9, 9-5.