Tenth-ranked Clear Creek-Amana beat fifth-rated Independence one-to-zero in Friday night’s Class 2-A championship game. Clear Creek pitcher Jackie Sorenson completed a dream senior season by setting a record for least hits given up by a pitcher in a three-class state tournament. After a four inning, no-hit win over Carlisle in Monday’s night’s quarterfinals and a no-hitter against Belmond-Klemme in Thursday’s semifinal, Sorensen fired a one-hitter last night. Sorenson says she felt her teammates’ confidence going into the seventh. She says they all gave her high-fives when they headed onto the field, and when she would look at her fielders, they grinned at her. Clear Creek-Amana coach Jim White says Sorensen’s tournament performance was “amazing” — right through to the close. He says she was throwing harder in the seventh inning than in the first, taking the game on her own shoulders. White says his team has been constantly working to get the state title after losing last year’s title game to Webster City. It’s Clear Creek-Amana’s second title. They won the Class 1-A championship back in 1997.
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