After four strong defensive innings from IMS, defending conference champion Mediapolis broke through in the fourth by scoring two runs to take a 2-0 lead. They added a third run in the seventh, making for a 3-0 final. IMS struggled to get the bats going against a solid Mediapolis defense which allowed just five hits on the night.
Laura Hochstetler led IMS at the plate going 2-3 with a single and double. Naomi Miller and Hannah Miller each had singles and Jacayla Litwiller had a double for the home team.
Hochstetler was strong on the mound, holding the Mediapolis offense to five hits, while striking out nine batters.
IMS falls to 0-1 on the season, and next plays Tuesday at Waco.