Galva-Hostein and Newell-Fonda notch a win each
The Schaller-Crestland softball team continues its struggles here Thursday night, dropping a 12-5 decision to Galva-Holstein.
The Wildcats outhit Galva-Holstein 5-2 but walks from inexperienced S-C pitchers and a few errors cost them the win.
Galva-Holstein righthander Olivia Jensen picked up the mound win, going to the distance and allowing five hits while walking two and striking out five.
The Pirates, who improved to 2-7, scored once in the first inning and took advantage of seven walks and an RBI-producing fielder's choice to score seven runs for an early 8-0 lead.
The Wildcats countered with two runs in the third inning, but the Pirates added two in the fourth on an error and a sacrifice fly by Dani Boyle.
Alyssa Ringgenberg led Schaller-Crestland at the plate with two hits. Kaitlyn Franken went 2 for 3 while Ayla Ringgenberg added a single.
"We started the season slow, but we've been improving quickly as a ball club in a lot of categories over the last couple of games," G-H coach Dave Wolver said.
SCHALLER - Newell-Fonda softball team smashed the ball in the first two innings to establish a dominate lead in 15-3 win against Schaller-Crestland softball team.
The game lasted only three innings here, Wednesday night.
The victory improved N-F's softball record to 7-1, 3-0 in the Northwest Conference.
The Mustangs scored five runs in the first inning and 10 runs in the second inning. N-F had eight walks from the Wildcats.
N-F's Sam Schaffer and Alisa Christensen clobbered the ball twice during the night, with Schaffer notching three RBIs.
Mustangs' Val Anderson and Tiffany Parker both collected two walks and Parker scored three of the 15 runs.
N-F's Ellen Gruntorad traveled the bases to notch score three times, and collected an RBI.
"Our girls did a great job of being patient in the zone and waited for good hits," N-F softball Coach Dick Jungers said. "We took eight walks as their pitchers struggled with the zone at times. We did a great job of hitting when it was in the strike zone."
The Mustangs' pitcher Hanna Reis struck out four batters and did not give up any walks but did allow six hits.
Defensively, N-F committed four errors in the field in three innings.
The Wildcats scored three runs in the third inning but it was not enough to overtake the dominating lead N-F established in the first two innings.
The Mustangs play at the Woodbury Central Tournament at Mollville on Saturday.