Newell-Fonda knocks off Hurricanes
Maddie Rust tossed a two-hitter to help send Storm Lake St. Mary's to a 13-1 triumphed over Pomeroy-Palmer in a Northwest Conference game on Wednesday night in Storm Lake.
Rust walked just one batter and struck out one over five innings.
St. Mary's pounded out 13 hits in the game. Angie Laven went 3-for-3 with two doubles and drove in four runs. Rust had two hits, including a two-run single. Kassie Drey and Jen Petersen also had two hits apiece.
Michelle Drey delivered an RBI single for the Panthers, now 8-5 in the league and 12-10 overall.
"It was an improvement on the hitting from the previous couple of games," St. Mary's coach Phil Skamser said. "We're seeing the ball better and we have a more aggressive mentality at the plate."
Newell-Fonda 7, Albert City-Truesdale 3
Erin Kies clubbed a two-run home run, and Amanda Devereaux and Ashley Loos had two hits apiece as Newell-Fonda distanced itself from the rest of the Northwest Conference with a win over Albert City-Truesdale on Wednesday night.
Newell-Fonda is now 11-1 in the league. AC-T is in second place at 10-4.
Devereaux belted a double and a triple and drove in a run, while Loos had two RBIs and scored two runs. The Mustangs only had five hits in the game.
Ashley Hetrick was the winning pitcher. She allowed four hits, two earned runs and struck out two.
Alicia Lovin and Lori Hogrefe had two hits apiece for AC-T. Hogrefe delivered a two-run double. April Schuknecht was credited with an RBI. Rachel Degner took the loss, giving up eight hits and six earned runs in three innings.
"This was a big win for us as it distanced us a little bit more in the conference race," Mustangs coach Dick Jungers said. "The key to the game was some big hits at key times for us."
Alta 8, Sioux Central 4
Ashlea Payne went 3-for-3, scored three runs, and drove in three runs to help power Alta to a Northwest Conference win over Sioux Central on Wednesday night.
Casi Flink went 3-for-4, scored two runs and stole two bases. Jess Garrison added a hit. Heidi Meyer got the win, giving up no earned runs, walking none and striking out two.
"We still need to learn how to finish off the game," Alta coach Megan Cooper said. "We seem to let down a little in the last inning, and at times, it has cost us a win. We are playing very well and meeting the goals that we accomplished for the second half of the season."
Albert City-Truesdale 3, Alta 2
Rachel Degner's single scored April Schuknecht with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Albert City-Truesdale a win over Alta in a Northwest Conference game on Thursday at Albert City.
Schuknecht singled, moved to second on an error and scored on Degner's hit.
Schuknecht also had an RBI double for the Hurricanes, now 11-4 in the league and 17-6 overall. Alicia Lovin cracked solo home run to leadoff the game.
Degner collected three hits, including two doubles. Schuknecht and Karmen Loving each had two hits apiece. AC-T stranded 11 runners on base.
Degner was the winning pitcher. She allowed four hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out nine over nine innings.
Alta's Maggie Lichtenberg drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Halley Cranston had an RBI on a sacrifice hit.
Brooke Sliefert suffered the loss for Alta.
"It was a good game, but errors definitely hurt us," Alta coach Megan Cooper said. "They had only one earned run, so we could have won the game. We need to play better defense against teams like that."