Iola JV teams in action

Iola's junior varsity baseball team swept Santa Fe Trail Monday, while the JV Mustang softball team went 1-1 at Wellsville.


May 11, 2022 - 2:55 PM

Iola High's Natalee Lower slides safely into base during a junior varsity game earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola High’s junior varsity baseball team defeated Santa Fe Trail Monday, 8-0 and 11-2, at Iola’s Riverside Park.

Iola’s JV softball squad was at Wellsville, where the Mustangs won a back-and-forth 5-4 decision in the opener and falling, 16-1, in the finale.

Grady Dougherty delivers a pitch Monday for Iola High’s junior varsity baseball team.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Katelyn Erbert led Iola’s offense in the first softball game with two singles and a double. Elza Clift singled twice. Natalee Lower, Reese Curry and Olivia Tremain added singles. Clift handled the pitching duties, striking out 10 over six innings, allowing three hits.

Hits were harder to come by for IHS in the finale. Jackie Fager singled twice, while Clift and Kyndal Bycroft both had singles.

Harper Desmarteau handled the pitching, giving up four hits while pitching into the fourth inning. She struck out five batters.

Statistics from the baseball games were unavailable.

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