BELLEVUE/WEST POINT – Dirt Devil Summer Softball teams both opened state tournament and league tournament competition Friday.
In Bellevue, the 18s split their two games during the Class B USSSA State tournament by falling 10-2 to Select Hastings but shut out Nebraska Stealth-Perez, 12-0. The Dirt Devil 18s are now 14-10-1 on the season.
During the loss to Hastings, the Dirt Devils scored a run in the first before Hastings posted a four-run second and one in the third. Both teams scored a run in the fourth while Hastings added four more runs in the fifth to win 10-2.
Rachel Hobbs singled and scored twice while Hope O’Reilly singled and drove in a run. Kendall Dorey singled.
Hobbs (92 pitches) suffered the loss in four and two-thirds allowing 10 runs (nine earned) off 14 hits while striking out four batters and walking two.
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
1 0 0 1 0 2 3 3 – DD
0 4 1 1 4 10 14 1 – Hastings
From the victory over Nebraska Stealth, the Dirt Devil 18s posted six-run innings in the first and third to win 12-0.
Rachel Hobbs singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice while Liberty Titiml singled, drove in two runs and scored twice. Kierah Haase singled twice and scored; Hope O’Reilly singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Mikaela McManigal and Erica Brown both singled, drove in a run and scored; Aliah Schulz singled and drove in two runs; Kylen Robbins singled and drove in a run; Logan Miller and Kendall Dorey both singled and scored; Hailey Schroeder singled as Taytum Sweetland scored.
Brown (45 pitches) secured the complete game victory in three innings allowing one hit while striking out three batters and walking two.
1 2 3 R H E
6 0 6 12 13 0 – DD
0 0 0 0 1 1 – Stealth-Perez
From Timmerman Park in West Point, the Dirt Devil 12s began the Logan Valley League Tournament by shutting out DC West, 13-0. The Dirt Devils are now 14-10 on the season and have won their fourth straight.
Jordyn Gamble singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice while Alexis Legler singled twice, drove in a run and scored. Reagan McGuire singled, drove in a run and scored twice; Kassidee Holz and Calie Hopkins both singled, drove in a run and scored; Justice Olson singled twice and scored twice; Anna Dutcher singled and scored twice; Lillian Johnson singled and drove in run as Courtney Roeber and Sidney Nelson both scored.
Kinnley McGuire (43 pitches) secured the complete game, no-hit win in three innings striking out six batters and walking one.
1 2 3 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 1 – DC West
6 7 X 13 11 0 – DD
The Dirt Devil 10s also had the start of their league tournament in Tekamah postponed due to rain Friday night. The 8-10-3 team will now open league action at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.