Anna Paulsen fired a complete-game shutout to help lead Storm Lake to a 3-0 win over Sheldon on Thursday night in a Lakes Conference game in Storm Lake.
The Tornadoes broke through a scoreless tie after four innings by plating three runs in the final three innings.
Storm Lake improved to 7-4 in the league and 17-11 overall.
Storm Lake 4
Western Christian 1
Trish Halder tossed a four-hitter on the mound and had two hits at the plate to help send Storm Lake to a Lakes Conference win over Western Christian on Wednesday night.
Halder pitched seven innings, allowing no earned runs, no walks and striking out four. She also had an RBI single.
Billie Blanchard collected three hits in the game. She had an RBI single, a single and a triple. Storm Lake had seven hits in the game.
"It was a total team effort," Storm Lake coach Jason Stoltzfus said. "We played outstanding. The difference in this game was taking advantage of our opportunities."
"Billie Blanchard had a career night and Trish was great on the mound," Stoltzfus added. "Hull played well. A couple of mistakes cost them."
‰ Western Christian won the JV game 3-2. Storm Lake had six hits. Kristan Erskine and Kiley Stavnes each had two hits apiece. Ty Zimmerman stroked an RBI single.
Erin Anderson took the loss. She allowed sveen hits, one earned run, walked two and struck out six.
Storm Lake freshmen
Storm Lake split a doubleheader with South O'Brien on Wednesday, winning the first game 10-0 and dropping the nightcap 9-4.
Storm Lake used two five-run innings to break it open in the opener. Heidi Hammen had a two-run single, while Erin Anderson added an RBI single.
Kristan Erskine and Dianna Lai each had a hit, while Ali Brashears and Ty Zimmerman each drove in one run. Anderson fired a one-hitter, walked two and struck out nine to get the win.
Storm Lake had two hits in the nightcap - both by Brashears. She had a single and a triple. Hammen took the loss.