St. Edmond tops No. 3 Eagles

SIOUX CITY – The St. Edmond softball team split with two Class 2A ranked teams in the Sioux City Heelan Invitational on Saturday.

The Gaels (4-1 overall) lost to No. 8 Woodbury Central 6-5 in eight innings and defeated No. 3 Lawton-Bronson 2-0.

“I’m happy with both performances,” said St. Edmond head coach Paul Hunt. “It was a fun little rematch (against L-B) after playing them at state. They had their whole group back.”

St. Edmond built a 5-0 lead against the Wildcats through the first six innings. The Wildcats tacked on one in the bottom of the sixth and tied the contest with a four-run seventh.

They then picked up the victory with a run in the bottom of the eighth.

Amanda Lansman led the Gaels at the plate with two hits and struckout nine batters in the pitching circle.

Cassie Sells and Jessica Kuebler had two hits each and Kuebler drove in two runs, as did Anna Yung.

In the victory over Lawton-Bronson, Lansman had another nine strikeouts.

Jaci Stumpf paced the Gaels at the plate with three hits, including two doubles. Kuebler added a double.