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Friday, June 29, 2012

FONDA - Fourth-ranked Newell-Fonda picked up a pair of lopsided victories to open the week as they rolled Laurens-Marathon 11-4 Monday, before taking down Storm Lake 16-1 Tuesday.

The Mustangs jumped out front early Monday, scoring five in the first and four in the second, but the Chargers clamped down, limiting them to one in the fifth and one in the seventh.

Newell-Fonda totaled nine hits in the game to go with seven walks.

Hailey Falline led the way, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs batted in. Brooke Hammen drove in three runs, Jade Hess was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs driven in, and Brianna Wells and Renee Maneman drove in one and score one run apiece.

Jenna Falline got the win as she struck out nine in seven innings. She walked one and gave up five hits.

"We were able to get out to an early 9-0 lead after two innings, but give Laurens credit, they settled in and really played very well after that point," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "Our kids have to learn to finish ball games. We seemed to have lost our focus a few innings and that is when we started to make some mistakes."

Against Storm Lake, Maneman got the win as she went three innings with one hit and one walk allowed. She struck out four.

At the plate, Jenna Falline was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and four driven in. Hammen was 1-for-2 with three runs driven in, Missy Morenz was 2-for-2 with a double and three driven in, and Andrea Christensen, Alyssa Henrich and Jade Hess each drove in a run. Henrich scored three runs, and Maneman was 2-for-2 with three stolen bases and three runs scored.

"Our kids came out and hit the ball well," said Jungers. "I was impressed with Storm Lake's work ethic and their ability to fight to the end. Coach Fisher is doing a great job with those kids at Storm Lake."

Newell-Fonda moves to 24-7 and 7-0 in the Twin Lakes on the season. They host Okoboji Thursday and visit Alta-Aurelia Friday.

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