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

Some of the top performances from Iowa prep softball
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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 a top performance we should include, please mention them in the comments section below.

Jalen Adams, Fort Dodge

Senior pitched a four-inning no-hitter, striking out 10 in 12-0 Class 5A regional semifinal win over Sioux City North Saturday.

Bridget Stover, Winterset

Senior catcher was 2-for-3 at the plate in 9-2 Class 4A regional semifinal win over Pella Saturday.

Addison Gookin, Mount Vernon

Sophomore second baseman was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in 15-3 win over Hampton-Dumont in Class 3A regional semifinal Saturday.

Aurora Stepleton, Central Springs

Junior right fielder was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in 12-0 win over Lake Mills in Class 2A regional semifinal Saturday.

Ellie Flanagan, North Linn

Junior pitched a no-hitter, striking out 11 in 3-0 win over Don Bosco in Class 1A regional semifinal Saturday.

Ava Smithson, Johnston

Senior catcher was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in 8-0 5A regional semifinal win over Des Moines Lincoln Saturday.

Aliya Yanga, ADM

Junior was the winning pitcher and drove in a run in 2-0 win over Boone in 4A regional semifinal Saturday.

Abby Odean, Davenport Assumption

Junior had three hits and knocked in five runs in 13-0 Class 3A regional semifinal win over Indepence Saturday.

Beth Streuber, North Union

Sophomore second baseman rapped two doubles as Warriors won their ninth straight, 2-0 over Sibley-Ocheyedan in a 2A regional semifinal Saturday.

Mary Walker, Newell-Fonda

Junior catcher drove in the game’s only run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning as Mustangs escaped with a 1-0 win over GTRA in a 1A regional semifinal Saturday.

Brylee Seaman, Muscatine

Sophomore shortstop was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in 9-0 win over Davenport North in 5A regional semifinal Saturday.

Reese Burke, Dallas Center-Grimes

Sophomore first baseman clubbed a home run and knocked in three as Mustangs won their 12th straight, 12-0 over Denison-Schleswig in a 4A regional semifinal Saturday.

Makenna Hughes, Williamsburg

Freshman second baseman had two doubles and drove in a run in 10-0 shutout of Chariton in a 3A regional semifinal Saturday.

Abby Hiatt, Logan-Magnolia

Sophomore pitched a shutout and hit a two-run double as the Panthers remained unbeaten at 27-0 with 6-0 win over Treynor in a 2A regional semifinal Saturday.

Kali Nelson, Lisbon

Junior rightfielder singled home Gabi Moehlman for the winning run as third-ranked Lions rallied for a 7-6 win over Springville in a 1A regional semifinal Saturday.

Ella Parker, Waukee Northwest

Senior centerfielder had three hits and drove in five runs in Wolves’ 10-0 win over Des Moines Roosevelt in a 5A regional semifinal Saturday.

Kaylee Cary, Norwalk

Junior shortstop was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in a 5-1 win over Cedar Rapids Xavier in 4A regional semifinal Saturday.

Pearson Hall, West Liberty

Freshman shortstop was 4-for-4 with a double and triple in a 10-2 win over West Delaware in a 3A regional quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Courtney Kessler, Iowa City Regina

Junior catcher had three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs in Regals’ 11-1 win over Denver in a 2A regional quarterfinal Wednesday.

Erica Houge, Collins-Maxwell

Sophomore pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one walk in 2-0 1A regional semifinal win over North Butler Friday.

Payton Drefke, Ankeny Centennial

Sophomore leftfielder was 3-for-4 at the plate as Jaguars escaped with 4-3 win over Waterloo West in 5A regional semifinal Saturday.

Caylin Furnal, Carlisle

Junior third baseman accounted for three of Wildcats’ runs with a three-run homer in 4-3 4A regional semifinal win over Gilbert Saturday.

Addy Reynolds, Mount Ayr

Senior hit two home runs and was the winning pitcher as Raiders surprised Interstate 35, 4-2 in 2A regional semifinal Saturday.

Mya Bunkers, Remsen St. Mary’s

Sophomore shortstop had two hits, drove in three runs and scored twice in 12-0 1A regional semifinal win over Kingsley-Pierson Saturday.

Gianna Lara, W.D.M. Valley

Senior second baseman had a homer, driving in two, as Tigers downed Urbandale 12-2 in regional semifinal Saturday.