April 1, 2015

Lansing Kee pulls upset in 1A quarterfinal, Highland advances in 2A

Senior catcher Ellie Heiderscheit slammed a two run triple in the fourth inning to snap a scoreless tie and scored on an errant throw as Lansing Kee stunned second rated Lynnville-Sully 4-0 in a class 1A quarterfinal round game. “I’ve been waiting for one and it just happened to hit the right spot,” Heiderscheit says. ” I was exhausted by the time I got home, but it was all worth it, completely worth it.”

The Hawks are a win away from the state championship game just two years after posting an 0-25 record. “We’ve had a long hard road coming, it took a lot of work in the offseason, it started in January. This just means so much, it’s so nice,” Heierscheit says.

Class 2A

Katie Springer tossed a three hitter as top ranked Highland of Riverside blanked St. Ansgar 5-0. Highland coach Carrie Wieland says Springer appeared to be a little nervous at the start, but they knew with good defense she could do it. Wieland says while happy with the victory there is plenty of room for improvement. She says they left too many runners on base or the game would not have been close.