Indianola rallies late to advance

Down 1-0 in the sixth, third-ranked Indianola plated four runs to advance to the Class 5A semifinals with a 4-1 victory over No. 10 Dubuque Hempstead at Rogers Park.

Payton Anderson and Taylor Bowling each had two hits for the Indians (35-3 overall), with Sammie Becker, Brooke Tucker and Bowling all driving in a run.

Sydney Sickels picked up the victory, throwing a one-hitter with seven strikeouts to push her record to 25-1.

For Dubuque Hempstead (31-12), Morgan Krug plated Emalee Ryder in the fourth.

INDIANOLA 4,

DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD 1

Hempstead 000 100 0 — 1 1 1

Indianola 000 004 x — 4 9 0

WP–Sydney Sickles (25-1, 7 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 K, 0 BB); LP–Julia Meehan (15-6, 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 K, 2 BB). 2B–DH: Alana Cooksley; I: Destiny Lewis, Taylor Bowlin. RBI–DH: Morgan Krug; I: Sammie Becker, Brooke Tucker, Taylor Bowlin.