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Warriors stumble to 0-2 out of the gates

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kaylee Strock at the plate.
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls have stumbled out of the gates in the Summer season, dropping a pair of rough, one-run losses to Sergeant Bluff-Luton and Remsen St. Mary's.

After dropping an 8-7 decision to Sergeant Bluff on Monday, the Warriors fell by the same margin Tuesday night, squandering an early 7-1 advantage.

"We are having lapses in our fielding and need to keep working hard in practice," said A-A head coach Dave Turnquist. "The girls have a good work ethic and I know we will learn from tonight's (Tuesday) game. It's early and our experience is an asset."

After Warrior starter Lesa Turnquist conceded one run in the opening half of the first against Remsen, Alta-Aurelia quickly answered.

Jordan Henningsen knotted the score by singling home Haley Payne, and after a Katlyn McCormick walk, Henningsen found her way home on a passed ball. After an Emily Grieme single, Turnquist doubled home two runs, before Hannah Glienke singled in the fifth run of the inning.

Turnquist sat Remsen down in order in the second, and the Warriors would plate two more to make it 7-1, with a Hillary Glienke sac fly and a McCormick single driving in the runs.

The Hawks began to claw back in the fourth, plating two runs to make it a 7-3 game. They tacked on one more in the fifth in to claw within 7-4.

Val Hernandez scored on a Hannah Glienke single in the bottom of the fifth to push the lead back to three heading into the sixth.

After two straight singles and a walk loaded the bases for Remsen with one out, McCormick came on in relief of Turnquist. She would sit the next batter down on strikes, but walked the following, allowing the Hawks to climb within 8-5.

After a scoreless bottom of the inning for A-A, Remsen opened the seventh with a single and a double to put two in scoring position. An RBI groundout out made it a two run game. A single on an error then loaded the bases. A well struck ball to third followed, but Payne's throw home sailed high, allowing Remsen to tie it up at eight apiece. Another RBI groundout gave Remsen the the lead for good.

The Warriors had a chance to force extra innings as Hannah Glienke single to lead off, and she soon advanced to second on an error. Audrey Winterhof nearly legged out a bunt attempt but was called out as she moved Glienke to third. Kaylee Strock walked her way aboard and quickly stole second to put the winning run 120 feet away.

Payne then knocked a well struck liner towards left, but the Remsen third baseman was able to snag it mid air and double off Glienke at third to end the game.

Turnquist tossed 5 and 1/3rd innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out three. McCormick took the loss, allowing two earned with two strikeouts in 1 and 2/3rd innings. She led A-A at the plate, finishing 3-3 with an RBI. Turnquist and Henningsen were both 2-4.

Alta-Aurelia will look to rebound and find their way into the win column Saturday at tournament action from Kingsley.

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