Fillies notch SEK victories

Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Lyndsi Faulhaber of Iola High School makes contact for a hit against Columbus Monday. The Fillies swept the Southeast Kansas League doubleheader, 2-0 and 9-3.

Keeping pace in the Southeast Kansas League race, Iola High’s Fillies picked up two big league wins over visiting Columbus High’s Lady Titans Monday.
Columbus came into the doubleheader in second place in the SEK. Iola was in third. The Fillies won 2-0 and 9-3 to improve to 5-1 in league play and 6-2 overall. The Lady Titans dropped to 6-4 in league action and 6-8 overall.
Iola broke out of a scoreless tie with Columbus in the opener in the sixth inning. Jenna Sigg singled and went to second on an error. She moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Molly Riebel.
Riebel moved to second on a wild pitch and swiped third base. With two gone, Kylie Taylor singled to drive in a run.
Alex Hill retired the first two Columbus batters in the seventh then gave up a single. Hill came right back to get a ground ball right back to her and she threw the runner out at first base.
Hill got the win as she gave up four hits. She walked five and struck out six. Sigg and Taylor each had two base hits in the game and Riebel singled.
Iola scored more in the second game. The Fillies pushed across three runs in the first inning and added five runs in the third.
The Fillies led 9-0 when Columbus produced a run in the fifth. The Lady Titans scored two run in the seventh before the Fillies closed the door.
HIll pitched another complete game for the win. She allowed eight hits, walked four and struck out seven.
Riebel had three singles in the contest. Lyndsi Faulhaber doubled. Hitting a single each were Megan Cook, Sigg, Codi Ellis and Hill.
The Fillies have a makeup doubleheader with Parsons Wednesday. Game time is 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Park.
On Friday, the Fillies go to Independence for makeup games then host Coffeyville Saturday in makeup games.