Alta edges S-C
Kassie Drey and Beth Hansen each had two hits to help send Storm Lake St. Mary's to an 8-2 victory over Sioux Central in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday night.
Hansen drove in two runs and Drey one. Jen Petersen and Michelle Drey each delivered an RBI single. The Panthers had six hits in the game against losing pitcher Holly Beacom.
Maddie Rust was the winning pitcher. She allowed seven hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out four.
Deb Christiansen had a pair of singles for the Rebels, now 3-15. Beacom suffered the loss.
St. Mary's is now 7-3 in the league and 9-7 overall.
"We were able to play with a little more enthusiasm and it showed," St. Mary's coach Phil Skamser said. "All of the parts of the game were there. The bottom of the order came through."
Alta 3, Schaller-Crestland 2
Brooke Sliefert scattered five hits over seven innings as Alta got past Schaller-Crestland in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday night at Alta. Sliefert walked none and struck out three.
Alta won the game despite getting only one hit - an RBI single by Ashlea Payne, which scored Jamie Snyder. The Cyclones, now 5-4 in the league, scored three runs in the third inning, two scoring on an error.
Jenna Malcom and Tessa Schmidt each had two hits for the Wildcats, now 8-6 overall. Erica Willer took the loss, allowing one hit and no earned runs while walking none and striking out four.
"We played intense," Alta coach Megan Cooper said. "We had a couple of costly errors, but we stayed in the game and were able to get out of the jam in the seventh inning. That says a lot about this team. Earlier in the season we gave up when teams started scoring on us."
Newell-Fonda 10, Sac City 5
Newell-Fonda scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie and went on to beat Sac City in a key Northwest Conference game Tuesday night at Sac City.
With the win, Newell-Fonda moved into first place in the league at 8-1. Sac City is now 7-2.
The Mustangs held a 4-0 lead before Sac City scored five unanswered runs to take a 5-4 lead. The Mustangs' Erin Kies cracked a solo home run in the seventh inning to tie the game. The Mustangs then put together six hits in the eighth inning to pull away.
Kies went 4-for-4, scored three runs, and drove in three runs. Amanda Devereaux was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Emily Koster had two hits and knocked in three runs.
Ashley Hetrick got the win, allowing five runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out three for the Mustangs, now 12-3 overall.
AC-T 8, Pomeroy-Palmer 3
Rachel Degner scattered seven hits on the mound and collected two hits and two RBIs at the plate to power Albert City-Truesdale to a Northwest Conference win over Pomeroy-Palmer on Tuesday night.
AC-T totaled nine hits in the game, including two apiece by Degner, Lori Hogrefe and Karmen Loving. Degner drove in two runs with a double, as did Mollie McCabe. Alicia Lovin had an RBI double. AC-T scored six runs in the first inning.
Degner allowed seven hits, no earned runs, walked two and struck out four for the Hurricanes, now 8-3 in the league and 10-4 overall.
Galva-Holstein 3, Whiting 2
Claudia Schumacher's single scored Emily Frank with the game-winning run in the top of the seventh inning to give Galva-Holstein a Maple Valley Conference win over Whiting on Tuesday.
Frank began the rally with a two-out single. She went to second on a passed ball before Steph Phelps drew a walk. Schumacher then singled.
Kelli Beyer had an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2 in the sixth inning. Jessie Wurr belted a pair of doubles for the Pirates, now 4-3 in the league and 9-7 overall. Schumacher and Frank also had two hits apiece.
Phelps was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on two hits while walking none and striking out seven.
Sac City 8, Storm Lake St. Mary's 0
The bats were silenced.
Storm Lake St. Mary's managed just four hits - all singles - and no runs as Sac City posted a victory in Northwest Conference play on Monday night. Maddie Rust had two singles and Peggy Ploeger and Beth Hansen each had one.
Sac City totaled 10 hits against Rust. She walked one and struck out six.
Alta 8, Aurelia 6
Halley Cranston had a hit and drove in two runs to help lift Alta past Aurelia in a Northwest Conference game on Monday night at Aurelia.
Alta, now 4-4 in the league, scored two runs in the first inning, three in the third and three more in the sixth inning. Jamie Snyder had a hit, scored two runs and drove in two runs. Holly Leyden added a hit.
Heidi Meyer was the winning pitcher, allowing five walks and striking out three over seven innings.
"Heidi has been pitching a lot for us lately, so I think she may have been getting tired toward the end of the game," Alta coach Megan Cooper said. "She hung in there for us and did her job."
Jennifer Cougill had two hits to lead Aurelia. Vernice Alfred, Erika Otto, Allison Kelley and Lana DeStigter each had a hit. Otto took the loss, allowing five hits and five earned runs while walking three and striking out eight.
Aurelia committed five errors in the game and Alta made four.
Battle Creek-Ida Grove Tournament
Amanda Devereaux had two hits, including a two-run double, and Ashley Hetrick scattered eight hits over seven innings as Newell-Fonda beat Kingsley-Pierson 5-1 in the first round of the Battle Creek-Ida Grove Tournament on Monday night.
Hetrick allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out two to improve to 10-1 on the season.
The Mustangs had 10 hits in the game. Erin Kies had two, including a double. Alicia Tiedeman also had two hits and drove in one run. Abbey Wells belted an RBI double for the Mustangs.
"We did an outstanding job of getting out of jams," Newell-Fonda coach Dick Jungers said. "The defense was very stingy once runners got on base."
AC-T 6, Schaller-Crestland 0
Rachel Degner pitched a two-hit shutout, walked two and struck out nine in going the distance as Albert City-Truesdale blanked Schaller-Crestland in Northwest Conference action on Monday night at Early.
AC-T had six hits against losing pitcher Erica Willer. Alicia Lovin had two of the hits.
Willer allowed two earned runs, walked eight and struck out six over six innings. Amy Wedeking and Renae Schmitt each had a single for the Wildcats.