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Mustangs down St. Mary's 9-1 for 20th win on the year

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jenna Falline tossed a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and added four RBI's. / Photo by Scott Kilbride.
FONDA - Newell-Fonda jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first and widened that lead until the end as they topped St. Mary's by a final of 9-1.

The Mustangs received a solid outing from their ace, Jenna Falline, who struck out nine and walked just one in a four-hitter. Falline also launched a two-run homerun in the first as she drove in four on the night. Brooke Hammen added a double and two runs driven in, and Brianna Wells and Jade Hess each drove in one and scored one.

"This was a good win for us as we were being very patient in the batters box," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "We earned 10 walks and used six hits to score nine runs. We left a lot of runners on base and we need to do a better job of taking care of those opportunities when they present themselves. Defensively, we made a lot of nice plays in the field and Jenna struck out nine and did a good job of keeping the hitters off balance and battling each time."

Jasmine Demers took the loss for the Panthers as she gave up four earned runs on five hits in six innings. She walked eight and struck out four.

The Panthers were received twho hits from Ashley Lullman, one from Mary Rose Timko and one hit and a run batted in from Riley Lenhart.

St. Mary's drops to 10-10 on the year with the loss and heads to Alta-Aurelia for tournament action today.

The win was the 20th of the year for Newell-Fonda as they sit at 20-5. They're on the road Monday at Laurens-Marathon.

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