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Warriors keep rolling, win six straight

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia baseball team has found their stride as they picked up two more win on Wednesday and Thursday, pushing their win streak to six in a row.

The Warriors were 10-1 winners at home over Storm Lake, St. Mary's on Wednesday and turned in a 14-4 win over Clay Central-Everly on Thursday.

Against the Panthers, Austin Delp turned in a gem, scattering five hits over seven innings with just one unearned run allowed. He walked one and struck out 11.

Jalen Henningsen led the Alta-Aurelia bats with a 2-for-4 night. He scored one run, stole two bases and drove in two. Jaden Holton scored twice, stole two bases and drove in two, Neil Marshall drove in two and scored two, Delp drove in two, and Jayson Van Haaften stole three bases and scored twice.

The Panthers held a 1-0 lead after the opening half of the first, but the Warriors rolled off 10 in a row, including five in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Alta-Aurelia led start to finish against CC-E with three runs scored in the third, one in the fourth, fourth in the fifth and six in the sixth.

Van Haaften led the Warrior bats, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and three driven in. Cody Cameron was 3-for-4 with two driven in, Henningsen and Holton both drove in two and scored two, and Alex Stephan had a solo homerun.

Ross Friedrich was the winner on the mound as he gave up four earned on six hits. He walked two and struck out eight as Alta-Aurelia improved to 7-5 on the season.

Kennedy Drey took the loss on the mound for St. Mary's against A-A, allowing five earned runs on five hits in a shade under five innings. He walked seven and struck out six. Andy Drey led the Panther bats as he was 1-for-3 with a double. Bobby Ivey was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Luke Lenhart was 1-for-4 with the lone run scored.

"We just made too many mistakes to allow ourselves to be in the game," said St. Mary's head coach Ryan Berg. "We really need to start finding consistency if we want to contend in the conference race. We are better than what we are playing. Alta/Aurelia did a nice job of putting pressure on by being aggressive on the bases and getting just enough time."

St. Mary's dropped another Thursday night as they were bested by Harris-Lake Park, 10-3. The Panthers have dropped four of their last five.

"We are going through a rough stretch right now," said Berg. "We know we are not playing how we are capable of playing. We just need to get back to basics and simplify our approach. I know we are going to improve. We have too much talent not to get things turned around."

Joe Sandhoff took the defeat on the hill, allowing seven runs, two earned on eight hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Tyler Munden was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs batted in. Lenhart was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Jacob Kottke was 2-for-3.

The Panthers will look to bounce back on Monday as they visit Southeast Webster, Grand. Alta-Aurelia is in tournament action in Emmetsburg today.

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