Lauren Devereaux recorded her ninth pitching win, and 1A No. 6 Newell-Fonda improved to 11-0 Monday by doing something it had yet to do - make a comeback.
"The kids just finally relaxed," Mustangs coach Dick Jungers said after his club's 7-5 road win over the Storm Lake St. Mary's softball team.
Devereaux went the distance and fanned 10 batters.
Newell-Fonda trailed 4-0 after two innings before scoring two in the third, one in the fourth and four more in the sixth.
SLSM put up its final run in the sixth.
Rylee Paterson was saddled with the loss, striking out four and walking four for the Panthers.
"The girls did really well tonight. We wanted to come back (after Saturday's tournament in Moville), and we did that. Rylee threw really well and we put the ball in play - all around, just a lot better," said Panthers coach Monica Tucker.
Jungers was impressed with his squad's performance considering the girls had yet to trail anyone this season.
"The girls really fought back," he said. "The bats started coming around later in the game. Kelly Johnson tripled in the sixh, and we got a couple base hits from Karina Overgaard and Becky Seivert in that inning.
"Our defense played phenomenal."
Abby Richardson, Becky Lenhart and Robyn Bredvick belted doubles for SLSM.