Mid-Prairie’s pitching staff controlled West Branch all Monday night, but two hits and an untimely error helped split the doubleheader between the two.
With a swing of the bat, Cassidy Rourke sent the ball deep over the left field fence and gave Mid-Prairie a 12-0 mercy-rule victory in game two of their doubleheader with Tipton.
Battling standing water in sand traps, wet fairways and a muddy rough, Abbi Patterson still managed to set a new season best for 18-holes and take 19th place at the Class 2A state golf meet.
Storms ruled the early part of the day, pushing the start of day two back an hour. Despite the late start, rain continued to pour down on athletes during the early goings of the race.
It was the first time this track season temperatures were near the 80s, and Marie Hostetler said she felt it on the way to her second 3,000-meter run title.
The 2019 Iowa High School state meet will take place Thursday to Saturday in Des Moines and many area athletes have their eyes on a state title.
Mid-Prairie put a large contingent into the state meet by auto-qualification and hope to add more through at-large bids with the announcement Saturday afternoon.
The Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division track meet starts at 4:30 p.m. today at Mediapolis High School and some area athletes are coming into the night as favorites.
It was a night for records to be broken at the Highland co-ed meet on Monday night as 17 meet records were set across the boys and girls events with Mid-Prairie and Lone Tree also competing.