Charter Oak-Ute finished seventh and West Harrison ended eighth after the Bobcats earned a 12-2, five-inning win in the seventh-place game between Rolling Valley Conference teams on Wednesday in the Class 1-A portion of the Iowa state softball tournament.

West Harrison’s greatest fears were realized in the first inning. Seven runs on three hits and five West Harrison errors in the first. The Hawkeyes, making their state softball debut, never recovered as No. 1 Akron-Westfield romped to a 13-1, four-inning victory in a Class 1-A quarterfinal.

A prep baseball coach for 31 years, Exira-EHK’s Tony Petersen experienced a first on the diamond Thursday night when his players doused him with water in a postgame celebration.