Alta suffers setback to Sac
Peggy Ploeger went 3-for-3, scored three runs and drove in two to help send Storm Lake St. Mary's to a 10-8 victory over Albert City-Truesdale in a Northwest Conference game played Thursday night in Storm Lake.
The Panthers totaled 11 hits in the game. Ploeger had a triple, a double and a single. Michelle Drey had two singles and knocked in two runs. Kassie Drey had a pair of singles and scored two runs.
Matty Richardson also had two hits and Maddie Rust delivered a two-run single.
Rust was the winning pitcher. She allowed 11 hits, seven earned runs, walked four and struck out three.
Alicia Lovin went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead AC-T. Krista Peterson drove in two runs with a double and Lori Hogrefe knocked in two runs with a single. April Schuknecht delivered an RBI single.
Rachel Degner got the loss. She allowed 10 hits, seven earned runs, walked four and struck out two for the Hurricanes, now 6-3 in the league and 8-4 overall.
"We played with a lot more enthusiasm and it showed at the plate," St. Mary's coach Phil Skamser said. "Our girls picked out great pitches to hit and we withstood the pressure AC-T put on us. Hopefully, we can continue this type of effort each game."
Sac City 6, Alta 1
Sac City handed Alta a setback in a Northwest Conference game played Wednesday at Sac City.
The Cyclones managed just four hits in the game. Casi Flink and Maggie Lichtenberg each had two hits.
"We need to be more aggressive at the plate," Alta coach Megan Cooper said. "We are watching too many good pitches go past them. We need to string together some quality hits in order to score some runs."
"Defensively, we need to work on our range a little bit. We do have some holes out there and need to learn how to defend them. Our pitching has been great, but they can't pick up a win when we don't score any runs."
Newell-Fonda 15, Pomeroy-Palmer 0
Hanna Reis fired a two-hit shutout in her varsity pitching debut to help Newell-Fonda cruise past Pomeroy-Palmer in a Northwest Conference game on Wednesday night.
The Mustangs scored 11 runs in the second inning. Emily Koster collected two hits, scored two runs, and drove in two runs. Abbey Wells had two hits and scored three times.
Sara Larsen delivered a two-run single and scored two runs. Amanda Devereaux, Tara Soll and Alicia Tiedeman each had an RBI single. Erin Kies scored three runs and Andrea Larsen two.
Newell-Fonda is now 6-1 in the league and 7-2 overall.
AC-T 15, Aurelia 3
Alicia Lovin collected four hits, scored four runs and drove in three to help power Albert City-Truesdale to a Northwest Conference win over Aurelia on Wednesday night.
AC-T, now 6-2 in the league and 8-3 overall, scored eight runs in the first inning and three more in the second. The Hurricanes totaled 14 hits.
Lovin had a double, a triple and two singles. April Schuknecht had three hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs.
Mollie McCabe belted two triples and drove in one run, while Lori Hogrefe added two singles and an RBI. Krista Peterson was the winning pitcher. She allowed seven hits and one earned run in five innings of relief.
Galva-Holstein 21, Aurelia 7
Steph Phelps collected four hits and drove in three runs, and Jenni Joslin clubbed a grand slam home run and drove in seven runs to help power Galva-Holstein to a victory over Aurelia on Thursday night.
Galva-Holstein broke the game open with an 11-run seventh inning.
Stacey Todd went 3-for-5, scored five runs and drove in four runs. Joslin had three hits for the Pirates, now 6-5 overall.
Emily Frank and Claudia Schumacher each had a two-run double and scored three runs. Megan Bawdon had a two-run single.
Phelps was the winning pitcher. She allowed 10 hits, four earned runs, walked two and struck out four.