Dowling, Valley Move 1 Step Closer to State Softball

DES MOINES – Defending champion and 3rd ranked Dowling had no trouble in the regional semifinal, beating Ames 10-0 in 6 innings.  Pitcher Claudia Farrell was dominant, and also hit 2 homeruns.  The Maroons hit 5 homeruns as a team.  Dowling advances to face Ankeny Centennial in the regional final Tuesday night, the Jags beat Lincoln 5-2.

Number 5 Valley needed to come from behind to beat upset minded Urbandale 5-4.  The Tigers advance to face Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Tuesday night.

Other local scores:

SE Polk 4
DM East 0

Waukee  5
Waterloo West  4
Johnston  7
Marshalltown 0
Ankeny 14
Mason City 4
Norwalk  5
Glenwood  0

Indianola  6
Saydel 1

Ballard  5
Winterset  4

Dallas Center-Grimes  1
Perry 0

Carlisle  10
Knoxville  1

Boone  8
Carroll  0



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