The Heartland National all-star team split two games Thursday in the Babe Ruth Softball 14-and-under national tournament in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Heartland National, from Chaffee, Mo., defeated Concord, Calif., 5-1 in the first round with a two-hit pitching performance from Courtney Walter. Rachael Hendrix had two hits to lead the Heartland National offense.
Kenedy, Texas, Flax League defeated Heartland National 2-0 in the second game. Brook Boeing took the loss despite pitching a two-hitter. The Texas team had both of its hits and scored both of its runs in the fourth inning.
Donielle Howell and Olivier Coomer had the hits for Heartland National, which left runners on second and third in the sixth and seventh innings.
Pool play continues today with a 5 p.m. game against Wisconsin Rapids-Teal.