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Top stars, best performances last week in Iowa high school softball

Some of the top performances from Iowa prep softball last week
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By Barry Poe 

Here are some stars from the past week's high school softball games across Iowa.

If you know of other top performances we should include, please include them in the comments section below. 

Alexis Houge, Collins-Maxwell

The DePaul University commit had three hits and drove in two runs in a 12-1 win over Lone Tree Saturday. The senior shortstop is batting .724 for the season.

Emma Boswell, Orient-Macksburg

The sensational eighth grader hit two home runs and drove in six in a four-inning 16-0 win over Des Moines North Saturday. For the season, Boswell has a .698 average with four homers and 22 RBIs in 15 games.

Lily Coil, Waterloo Columbus

Another outstanding young performer, the freshman was 3-for-3 with two triples and four RBI against Hillcrest Academy Friday. Coil has 26 hits in 38 at-bat with seven triples on the season.

Taylor Henson, Lamoni

The freshman phenom was 3-for-3 at the plate against Moravia on Wednesday. In eight games, Henson has collected 16 hits in 22 at-bats to lead the state with a .727 average.

Jena Young, Winterset

The junior University of Iowa commit hit for the cycle and drove in four runs in a 12-0 win over Woodward-Granger Friday. For the season, Young has 10 homers and 32 RBIs and a .635 batting average.

Abbie Capesius, Algona Garrigan

The sophomore had two hits and drove in two in a 12-0 win over Forest City Wednesday. Capesius ranks in the top 10 statewide with a .632 average.

Hailey Rosonke, South Hardin

The sophomore standout was 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in a 6-1 win over Dike-New Hartford Wednesday.

Olivia Mentzer, Sioux City East

The sophomore was 3-for-5 with three RBI in an 11-10 loss to Sioux City Bishop Heelan Thursday. Mentzer has driven in 35 runs this season.

Alexis Barden, Cedar Rapids Prairie

The senior shortstop hit her ninth home run of the season in a 10-0 win over Iowa City West Wednesday. She had three more hits in the first game of the doubleheader.

Anna Weathers, Des Moines Christian

The freshman catcher hit two home runs and drove in seven in a 13-1 win over Ogden Thursday. Weathers leads the stte with 11 round-trippers.

Katelynn Lappe, Bondurant-Farrar

The senior shortstop hit a three-run homer in a 4-2 win over Mount Ayr Saturday. Lappe has 10 home runs this season.

Jadyn Glab, Dubuque Hempstead

The junior shortstop was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run in a 9-5 loss to Dubuque Wahlert Thursday. Glab is tied for second in the state with 10 home runs.

Anna Bellcock, Newell-Fonda

The senior third basemen had two hits and drove in three runs in a 17-2 win over Denison-Schleswig Saturday. Bellcock has 29 RBI for the third-ranked Mustangs.

Breanna Nolte, Southeast Warren

The junior catcher had a double and a homer and drove in three runs in a 10-2 win over Wayne on Friday. Nolte has seven homers and 28 RBIs to go along with a .500 average.

Erika Kruse, Fort Madison

The junior hit a three-run homer and was the winning pitcher as the Bloodhounds edged Keokuk 8-7 on Thursday. Kruse has six homers and 26 RBIs on the season.

Elle Ridgeway, Williamsburg

The junior first baseman cracked two homers and drove in four in a 10-9 loss to Muscatine Friday. Ridgeway has five homers, 24 RBIs and a .400 average.

Rylee Coyle, Humboldt

The sophomore hit a homer and drove in three in a 7-0 win over Algona Friday. It was the seventh homer of the season for Coyle.

Gianna Lara, W.D.M. Valley

The senior was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a 6-0 win over Alburnett Saturday. Lara has eight homers this season.

Brooklyn Ocker, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

The freshman collected two doubles and drove in a pair in an 11-1 win over Sioux City North Tuesday. The Warriors are leading the Missouri River Conference.

Isabel Bernard, Sumner-Fredricksburg

The freshman stole eight bases in an 8-1 win over Oelwein in the first game of a doubleheader Monday. She added another steal in the nightcap and leads the state with 36.

Marissa Hagen, West Central Valley

The junior picked up her state-leading 14th pitching win in a 13-0 victory over Des Moines North on Saturday.

Ryleigh Algood, Lisbon

The junior struck out 10 in a 6-4, eight-inning win over Center Point-Urbana Saturday. Algood has 13 wins for second-ranked (1A) Lions.

Kierra Jungers, Newell-Fonda

The sophomore picked up her 13th pitching win of the season for the third-ranked Mustangs in a 9-1 victory over Roland-Story Saturday.

Marina Cronin, Remsen St. Mary’s

The sophomore pitched a four-hit shutout in an 8-0 win over MMCRU Friday. The No. 7 (1A) Hawks are undefeated at 13-0.

Ava Smithson, Johnston

The sophomore catcher drove in four runs as the top-ranked (Class 5A) Dragons blanked Keokuk 15-0 Saturday.