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Mustangs sweep home invite for fifth straight win

Thursday, June 7, 2012

FONDA - The fourth-ranked Newell-Fonda softball team is on a five-game winning streak as they took victories in all three games at their home invitational this weekend.

The Mustangs opened with a 10-0 victory over Harris-Lake Park that lasted just five innings. Jenna Falline was in top form as she tossed her second no-hitter of the year. The senior struck out 11 and walked zero.

"Great way to start the day," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. " The Mustangs played great softball and did a great job of putting the ball in play and making plays on defense. Jenna was in control from the first pitch."

At the plate, Missy Morenz was 2-for-3 with three runs driven in to lead the Mustangs. Brooke Hammen went 3-for-3 and drove in two, Alyssa Henrich drove in two runs, and Brianna Wells, Sydney Kay and Maddie Morenz scored three runs apiece.

Newell-Fonda's second match pitted them against Charter Oak-Ute, with the Mustangs coming on strong with nine runs in the final three innings of the 10-1 win. N-F slapped out 17 base hits in the contest.

On the mound, Renee Maneman went all seven innings, allowing one earned run on eight hits. She walked none and struck out a pair.

"Renee picked up another win for the on the mound as she did a great job of keeping the hitters off balance, and the defense made a lot of nice plays behind her," said Jungers. "Offensively we were able to put the ball in play and kept a lot of pressure on the defense with our baserunning and offense."

The final game of the tournament saw Falline back on the hill, where she followed up her earlier performance with a complete game, one-hitter. She struck out five and walked just one.

Wells was 3-for-4 with three runs driven in to lead the N-F bats, and Falline added a pair of RBIs.

"Great win against another solid opponent," said Jungers." Jenna did an outstanding job on the mound and the defense did a fantastic job of making plays to keep their scoring threats to a minimum. Our bats came alive and we were able to score runs."

Newell-Fonda now sits at 9-2 on the year. The Mustangs visit Sioux Central tomorrow night and host East Sac County on Wednesday.

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