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Lightning sweeps Golden Eagles

Liberty softball wins 4-1 and 8-0 at home with Wahlert

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity softball team swept the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 4-1 and 8-0 Monday, July 29, at home.
The Lightning only needed one inning for the game-one win, putting up four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Kara Maiers held the Birds scoreless for four innings before they plated an unearned run in the top of the fifth. Maiers gave up only two hits while striking out nine in the contest.
Brylee Klosterman slammed a three-run triple in the second inning with an RBI single by Tiffany Jones. Mischa Reiners also had a triple, while Kennedy Daugherty and Ella McLaughlin produced a single each for the Bolts.
The Lightning flashed again in the nightcap with four runs in the bottom of the second inning, and followed with one run in the third and fourth, and two in the sixth to shutout Wahlert 8-0.
Klosterman blasted a homer, a triple and a single to drive in three runs for Liberty. Raquel Trolliet, Ashlyn Geasland and Ella Johnson each had an RBI single while Reiners, an eighth-grader, knocked a pair of singles. Kinsley Robertson went the distance in the circle giving up two hits and striking out five.

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