Storm Lake St. Mary's dropped two of three games in the CYO Tournament held Saturday and Sunday at the Field of Dreams.
St. Mary's fell to Granville Spalding 4-0 in the first round, then beat Algona Garrigan 7-4 in the second round before dropping a 4-1 game to Remsen St. Mary's in the consolation round.
St. Mary's managed just five hits against Spalding. Matty Richardson had two hits, while Michelle Drey, Danielle Brock and Jen Petersen each had one. Maddie Rust took the loss. She allowed seven hits, three earned runs, walked none and struck out six.
The Panthers had nine hits against Garrigan. Richardson had a pair of singles and drove in a run. Beth Hansen smacked a two-run double. Drey added an RBI single.
The Panthers won the game despite making five errors. Angie Laven was the winning pitcher, allowing eight hits and two earned runs while walking three and striking out three.
St. Mary's was stymied on four hits against Remsen St. Mary's. Laven had a single and a double and drove in the only run for the Panthers. Petersen and Kassie Drey each had a single.
Rust suffered the loss. She allowed eight hits and two earned runs while walking one and striking out one.
Rust was named to the CYO all-tournament team.
Albert City-Truesdale 1
Ashley Hetrick fired a one-hitter, walked three and struck out four as Newell-Fonda handed Albert City-Truesdale a setback in Northwest Conference play last Friday.
The Hurricanes were limited to just one hit - a single by Krista Peterson.
Alicia Tiedeman had two hits and drove in a run for the Mustangs, now 4-0 in the league and 5-1 overall. Sara Larsen smacked a solo home run and Erin Kies an RBI double.
Rachel Degner suffered the loss. She allowed six hits, three earned runs, walked four and struck out four over seven innings for AC-T, now 4-2 in the league and 6-3 overall.
"Sara Larsen's home run was a key to the game," Mustangs coach Dick Jungers said. "That gave us a lot of momentum after the second inning. We are still plagued with some errors, but our execution in key situations is keeping us in a lot of ball games right now. Ashley pitched out of several jams by keeping their hitters off balance."
"We couldn't seem to get the bats going," AC-T coach Kim Johnson said. "They came up with the big hits when they needed them and we left runners in scoring position. Rachel pitched her best game of the season. She did a nice job of keeping the ball down."
Aurelia was stymied on two hits in a loss to Remsen-Union last Thursday night at Remsen.
Terrin Brecher and Jada Rapp each had a hit for the Bulldogs.
Sara Husman took the loss. She allowed three hits, one earned run, walked two and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings. Erika Otto gave up five hits and four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
Alta 16, Sioux Central 1
Alta scored seven runs in the seventh inning to break the game open as it went on to post a Northwest Conference win over Sioux Central last Friday night at Peterson.
Brooke Sliefert was the winning pitcher, striking out five. Alta is now 2-1 in the league and 3-6 overall.