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Comets rout Huskies, 15-0, while improving to 16-0

Comets rout Huskies, 15-0, while improving to 16-0
Press photo by John Burbridge
Oelwein sophomore shortstop Karlie Wegner takes a throw that’s not in time in preventing Charles City freshman Lydia Staudt from stealing second base during a 10-run first inning for the Comets. Staudt had two hits in the inning and three hits overall while helping Charles City improve to 16-0 for the season with a 15-0 win over the Huskies.

By John Burbridge

CHARLES CITY — The forecast suggested that Thursday’s Northeast Iowa Conference softball game between Oelwein and the hosting Charles City Comets was likely going to be a shortened one.

At least in terms of innings played.

But as for the innings themselves … there’s no time limit. So essentially the team at-bat can score runs for infinity, or until it makes three outs — whichever comes first.

You got the feeling that infinity might be a possibility when the Comets batted around in the first inning while sending 15 hitters to the plate — 10 of which scored — on way to a 15-0 victory that was called after two-and-a-half innings.

It all started at the top, and then at the top again with leadoff hitter Liz Fiser and No. 2-hitter Lydia Staudt each recording two hits in the inning.

The big blow in the first inning was Sami Heyer’s third triple of the season, which scored Ashlyn Hoeft, Allie Cross and Alex Litterer, who all singled in order before her.

Staudt ended up going 3 for 3 during the rout. Rachel Chambers had two hits, as did Hoeft, who clubbed a 2-run double during the 5-run second.

Husky leadoff hitter Kylie Parmely started the game with a solid single against Heyer. But Heyer proceeded to strike out the next nine Husky hitters in order while improving her pitching record to 15-0.

The Comets as a team improved to 16-0 overall and 8-0 in the NEIC.
Oelwein fell to 1-9 and 0-4.

The next game for the Comet varsity team won’t be until Monday with a NEIC away game against Decorah.