Famous for its spectacular 88-game baseball winning streak, Martensdale-St. Mary's (Martensdale, Iowa)
, made big news in softball on Friday when it nipped Earlham (Iowa) 1-0 in 11 innings to capture its first Class 1A state championship.
The Blue Devils, who compiled an outstanding 41-2 record, scored the game's only run on a bases-loaded squeeze bunt by Emma Ferin.
It marked a tough loss for dominant pitcher Amber Logemann
, who tied the state tournament record with 21 strikeouts and set an overall tourney record with 46 strikeouts in three games. During the week she also ran up 24 consecutive scoreless innings.
*In Class 2A, Treynor (Iowa)
also claimed its first state title as Madison Keysor struck out 15 to post a 4-0 victory over Des Moines Christian (Des Moines, Iowa). It marked her fourth shutout in six post-season games. Every starter had at least one hit and all 13 hits were singles.
*In baseball, Oak Creek (Wis.)
became the first Wisconsin team to win four summer state titles with a 5-4 victory over Germantown (Wis.). The Knights did it the hard way by overcoming a 4-0 deficit during the last two innings. Riley Shelton drove in the winning run with a two-out, two-strike single in the bottom of the seventh inning.