IOWA CITY– While the Women of Troy were battling to go to the state softball tournament Tuesday night, Charlie Stumpff’s Trojans were taking care of business in the next-to-last regular season game against the Bettendorf Bulldogs.
West had a 3-0 lead after four innings with one run in the bottom of the first and two in the third. The Bulldogs put up a run in the top of the fifth, but the Trojans added two more in the bottom of the inning. Bettendorf had three un-answered runs in the sixth but they weren’t enough and the Trojans took the 5-4 win.
Devin Raffensperger brought in three runs, put up a base hit and picked up another home run on the season. Ryan Siems’ two hits came from a double and a triple while Declan Doyle, Tyus Adkins and Colin Baker had one single apiece. Four men worked the mound: Kellen Yoder, Nick Grimsman, Adkins and Luke Crimmins. Yoder and Crimmins worked one inning each, Adkins did two innings of work and Grimsman put in a three-inning tour of duty. Yoder struck out two, walked none, and gave up no hits and no runs. Grimsman struck out five, walked none, and gave up no hits and no runs. Adkins struck out two, walked two, and gave up two hits and four runs (three earned). Crimmins struck out two, walked none, and gave up no hits and no runs.
For Bettendorf: 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 left on base.
For West: 5 runs, 7 hits, 4 errors, 5 left on base.