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Columbia wins Monroe County Softball Tournament

By on April 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm
The Columbia softball team is all smiles after winning the Monroe County Softball Tournament on Thursday. For more photos from the tournament, click here. (Alan Dooley photo)

The Columbia softball team is all smiles after winning the Monroe County Softball Tournament on Thursday. For more photos from the tournament, click here. (Alan Dooley photo)

The Columbia High School softball team continued its recent stretch of solid all-around play by winning the Monroe County Softball Tournament in Waterloo on Thursday.

The Eagles improved to 15-3 on the season with victories over Valmeyer and Waterloo to claim this year’s tourney crown.

Lindsay Wibbenmeyer went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored and Britney Edwards added two hits and three RBIs in the 13-1 opening game win over Valmeyer. Mikaela Kossina allowed just three Valmeyer hits over six innings for the pitching victory.

Waterloo wasted no time in its 19-0 blasting of cross-town rival Gibault, scoring 10 runs in the third inning to bust the game wide open. The Hawks could muster only two hits in the contest.

The Bulldogs and Eagles locked horns in the final, with Columbia emerging victorious, 6-3. The Eagles plated four runs in the first inning to provide early breathing room for pitcher Brina Rujawitz.

Calli Wibbenmeyer went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Eagles. Kalli Farmer, Lexi Touchette and Courtney Weilbacher added two hits apiece.

Columbia will play a Saturday doubleheader at Collinsville. Waterloo plays at Althoff on Saturday.

Read more on the tourney and recent local high school softball action in the next edition of the Republic-Times newspaper. For photos from the tournament, click here.

Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.