Newell-Fonda Thursday won the Battle Creek-Ida Grove softball tournament here with a 4-3 win over Kingsley-Pierson in the championship game.
The Mustangs opened the tournament with two wins Wednesday, beating Remsen Union 10-0 in five innings and pounding Lawton-Bronson 11-0, again in five innings.
In the championship game, K-P scored in the top of the first on a two-run homer, but added just one more run, that coming in the top of the seventh.
The Mustangs finally dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning, adding one in the fourth and one in the fifth. Kingsley-Pierson tied it up at three with a run in the top of the sixth, but the Mustangs won it with a run in the bottom of the seventh.
"It was an outstanding ballgame," said Newell-Fonda softball coach Dick Jungers.
He added that in the bottom of the seventh, Michelle Grau scored on Tenaea Jeppeson's slow grounder to second base.
N-F righthander Hanna Reis got the mound win, giving up just two earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four.
Jungers said K-P loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the sixth, but Reis worked out of it by striking out the next two batters and getting the third out on a lazy pop-fly.
The Mustangs recorded six hits in the contest. Alicia Tiedeman went 2 for 3 with an RBI triple while Sam Schaffer was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Destiny Sievers was 1 for 2 with a run scored.
In game one of the tournament, the Mustangs scored once in the first, twice in the second and four times in the third for a 7-0 lead after three frames. They added two more in the fourth and one each in the fifth and sixth frames.
Reis picked up her tenth win of the season, throwing a two-hitter and striking out five.
Abbey Wells was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and a two-run double. Jeppeson and Schaffer each had run-scoring hits while Reis drove in two runs with a single. Tiedeman also went 1 for 3.
In game two, a 11-0 win over Lawton-Bronson, the Mustangs took advantage of eight hits and nine walks. They won on the strength of two big innings, scoring six runs in the first and five in the fourth.
Reis tossed a four-hitter and struck out five to gain her 11th mound win of the season.
Offensively, junior catcher Andrea Larsen was 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Senior Ashley Loos was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Sievers 1 for 3 with an RBI. Amanda Hanson hit a double with the bases loaded, knocking in four runs and going 2 for 4 overall.
With the three wins, the Lady Mustangs improved to 13-3 on the season.