Norwalk beats Oskaloosa in Monday Softball Doubleheader

A busy week for the Oskaloosa High softball team got off to a tough start Monday (6/10).  The 5th ranked Indians lost a doubleheader to 14th ranked Norwalk in Oskaloosa.  Norwalk took the first game 1-0 as Haley Downe pitched a two-hitter for the Warriors, striking out 12.  Hayle Hacker took the loss; she allowed six hits and struck out nine.  The nightcap started with an offensive flurry.  It was tied 4-all after three innings.  But Norwalk broke that tie with one run in the sixth and added three more in the seventh for 8-4 win. Faith DeRonde and Ashley Kindley each had two hits for Oskaloosa…. DeRonde was the losing pitcher.  The Indians are 8-4 overall and 2-3 in the Little Hawkeye Conference.  They’ll host Grinnell Tuesday night (6/11) in a makeup game starting at 7:30.

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