Big inning lifts alta to win

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Newell-Fonda clinches title

Angie Brugman had two hits and drove in three runs to help send Alta to an 8-6 victory over Sac City in a Northwest Conference game on Monday night at Alta.

The game was scoreless until the third inning when Sac City scored two runs. Alta answered with six runs in the third inning. Brooke Ryherd and Ashlea Payne each stroked a two-run single and Brugman followed with a double to drive in two more runs and make it 6-2 Cyclones.

Maggie Lichtenberg and Brugman each delivered an RBI single in the fifth inning to take an 8-2 lead.

Sac City scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh to make it interesting.

Brugman, Ryherd, Payne and Casi Flink all had two hits apiece for the Cyclones. Brooke Sliefert was the winning pitcher. Heidi Meyer pitched in relief.

Newell-Fonda 24, Pomeroy-Palmer 7

Amande Devereaux went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs to power a 15-hit attack as Newell-Fonda had no problem scoring runs to beat Pomeroy-Palmer in a Northwest Conference game on Monday night.

The win clinched the conference title for the Mustangs. They are now 13-1 in the league and 22-7 overall.

Devereaux also scored two runs and had a double. Sara Larsen had three doubles, scored three runs and drove in two runs.

Kristen Culp had two doubles and finished with seven RBIs in the game, while Erin Kies had two hits, scored three runs, and drove in one run. Emily Koster added two hits and scored three runs.

Ashley Loos delivered a two-run double for the Mustangs, while Andrea Larsen added a two-run single and scored three runs. Tara Soll and Alicia Tiedeman each scored four runs.

Ashley Hetrick was the winning pitcher. She allowed eight hits, five earned runs and struck out three over six innings to improve her mark 18-5.

Albert City-Truesdale 7, Aurelia 6

Alicia Lovin, April Schuknecht, Rachel Degner and Alicia Erlandson all had two hits apiece to fuel a 13-hit attack as Albert City-Truesdale held off Aurelia in Northwest Conference play on Monday night at Albert City.

It was career victory No. 200 for coach Kim Johnson, who has won all of those games at Albert City-Truesdale.

Krista Peterson drove in two runs with a double, while Lovin, Erlandson and Lori Hogrefe each added an RBI single. Degner drove in a run with a double.

Degner picked up the win. She allowed nine hits, five earned runs, walked two and struck out three for AC-T, now 12-4 in the league and 18-6 overall.

"Aurelia has come a long way since the last time we faced them," Johnson said. "They hit the ball well and made some good plays. We also hit the ball hard. All nine batters had at least one hit. We made a few mental mistakes that really could have cost us, but we came out on top."

Schaller-Crestland 13, Sioux Central 1

Erica Willer fired a one-hitter, and Tessa Schmidt had two hits as Schaller-Crestland knocked off Sioux Central in a Northwest Conference game played on Monday night at Peterson.

The Wildcats totaled eight hits in the game. Carrie Christiansen belted a double. Renae Schmitt scored three runs, while Amy Wedeking and Schmidt each scored two.

Willer allowed one hit and no earned runs while walking two and striking out five for the Wildcats, now 12-13 overall.

Nikki McKibben had the only hit for Sioux Central.

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