Dirt Devil 16/18s 2-0 After Opening Round State Tournament Games, Dirt Devil 14s 1-1 Entering Saturday

HASTINGS – Class C State Softball day one action came to a close for the Dirt Devil 16/18s and Dirt Devil 14s Friday late afternoon into the evening.

From the Nebraska USA Softball Complex in Hastings, the Dirt Devil 16/18s (17-13) opened with a 9-6 victory over Seward Illusion 18U earlier in the day on Friday before using a go-ahead run in the fifth to win 5-4 over the Creighton Thunder Friday night while the Dirt Devil 14s (11-17) dropped a 12-2 decision to SWAT 14U beginning the day and concluded with a 9-2 victory over the Verdigre Stingers.

During the Dirt Devil 16/18s win in game two, Kierah Haase singled and drove in two runs while Delaney Kruse singled, drove in a run and scored.

Caitlyn Mostek singled and drove in a run; Logan Miller and Jersi Jensen both singled and scored; Taytem Ellis singled as Liberty Titiml scored twice.

Sammi Gubbels (112) picked up the complete game victory in six innings allowing four runs (three earned) off seven hits while striking out six batters and walking three.

Game Two:

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E

0 1 3 0 0 0  4 7 0 – Creighton

0 2 2 0 1 X 5 6 3 – DD 16/18s


The Dirt Devil 16/18s will next play at 3 p.m. on Saturday against the Polk County Slammers in the winner’s bracket.


In the Dirt Devil 14s game two victory, Lily Gubbels singled three times, drove in a run and scored; Serenity Heil singled twice, drove in a run and scored as Reagan McGuire singled, drove in two runs and scored twice.

Kaylei McIntosh singled twice and drove in two runs; Justice Olson singled twice and scored; Kayleigh Graybeal singled, drove in two runs and scored; Jordyn Gamble singled and scored as Kinnley McGuire scored twice.

Two pitchers combined for the victory being McGuire (51) in three and a third allowing two runs off one hit while striking out three batters and walking one as Gamble (40) worked two and two-thirds allowing one hit while striking out five batters and walking one.

Game Two:

1 2 3 4 5 6 R  H E

3 1 5 0 0 0  9 12 6 – DD 14s

0 0 0 2 0 0  2   2 5 – Stingers


The Dirt Devil 14s are back in action on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. playing Dannebrog Sentinels in the loser’s bracket.