Your Prep Sports
It’s not often a player strikes out 15 in a complete game victory and homers and gets upstaged by a teammate.
West Branch freshman Taylor Thein did her best to make that happen on Tuesday night.
Thein hammered a grand slam and drove in six runs while classmate Kaiya Luneckas fanned 15 in a complete game win and added her own home run as West Branch defeated Cascade 13-2 in a River Valley Conference cross-divisional matchup in Cascade.
West Branch improved to 1-6 with the win and 1-4 in RVC play while Cascade dropped to 5-3 and 3-2 in conference games.
West Branch got big games from a pair of eighth graders as Maddy Hatfield had three hits and Nicki Henson went 4-for-4 and scored three runs.
Senior Kaylee Montgomery had two hits and drove in four runs.