Alta sweeps Knights
The Alta softball team swept a doubleheader here from Pomeroy-Palmer Thursday, winning by scores of 5-2 in game one and 19-4 in game two.
In game one, Cyclone righthander Brooke Sliefert pitched well, giving up just two runs on five hits while striking out nine and walking three.
Offensively, Alta scored one run in the top of the first, two in the second, one in the fourth and one in the fifth.
"We did a good job of getting in the game and staying ahead," said Alta softball coach Pamela Barnes-DeMuth.
Offensively for the Cyclones, freshman Deidre Hinkeldey was three for four with two RBI while Heidi Meyer and Jen Mahr each went 2 for 4.
Also, Jahde Hammer was 1 for 4 with an RBI and Emily Cameron, Angie Brugman and Johanna Grieme had one hit each.
Brugman, Mahr and Hinkeldey all hit doubles during the game.
Game two was a rout for the Cyclones, as the pounded the Lady Knights, 19-4 in a game that was called after three innings.
Alta's Heidi Meyer got the mound win, going three innings and giving up four runs on six hits, two walks and one strikeout.
"We did a better job of hitting the ball," DeMuth said. "We needed this win to stay even in the conference."
Alta scored six runs in the first and then exploded for 13 runs in the second frame.
Meyer helped her cause on the mound by going 3 for 3 with three RBI.
Maggie Lichteberg hit two doubles and went 3 for 3 with three RBI. Also, Hinkeldey was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and a double while Angie Brugman was 2 for 3 with one run batted-in and a double.
Also, Mahr was 2 for 3 with two RBI and Elissa Stevens went 2 for 2.
Hammer was 2 for 2 with two RBI and a double and Kayla Suhr had a three run single for the Cyclones.
Johanna Grieme went 1 for 2 with two runs scored.
Meanwhile, scoring three runs each were Lichtenberg and Mahr.