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Pella Hosts Conference Opponent for Chance at 2nd State Tournament Appearance

Posted: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 5:57 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Andrew Schneider

Pella has a conference foe standing between them and their second-ever trip to the state softball tournament tonight when they host the regional final this evening.

Three-time champion Dallas Center-Grimes is coming to the Tulip City for what will be the fourth time the teams have met this year. Pella swept the Fillies 7-0 and 11-2 on June 19th in Dallas Center the first time the teams met, but a much improved squad came to Pella Middle School and silenced the Lady Dutch bats in a 3-1 win on June 27th.

Head Coach Teresa Thompson says confidence will be a big key in success for the victorious team.

“They were definitely not as strong when we first played them in the conference and the later they had more hits and played a good a game — so it’s not going to be an easy one, it’s obviously it’s gonna be another fight,” she says.

Pella and DCG play for a trip to the state tournament at 7 p.m., with a 6:45 pregame start, in a broadcast live on AM 1320, FM 95.3 KNIA. Andrew Schneider will call the action from Pella.