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Newell-Fonda holds off West Bend-Mallard, 6-3

Monday, July 9, 2012

Alyssa Henrich rounds third Thursday night as the Mustangs plated three in the seventh to hold off West Bend-Mallard. in the second round of Class 1A regional play. / Photo by Scott Kilbride.
FONDA - Newell-Fonda survived their Class 1A tournament opener Thursday night, plating three runs in the seventh to hold of West Bend-Mallard, 6-3.

The Mustangs received a first round bye, while West Bend-Mallard (22-11) opened with a 12-0 victory over CWL, Corwith.

Newell-Fonda fell behind early, conceding one run in the opening inning, but they would rally for a 2-1 lead by the third. A 2-1 WB-M edge in the sixth made it three apiece heading into the final frame, before the Mustangs closed it out with three runs.

Jenna Falline got the win on the mound as she allowed five hits over seven innings. She walked one and struck out nine.

Jade Hess led the way at the plate as she went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Alyssa Henrich was 2-for-3 and scored twice, Andrea Christensen drove in one and scored one, and Falline and Hailey Falline drove in one apiece.

"Just truly a phenomenal game it was back and forth all the way," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "We were able to break the game open in the top of the seventh when Jade Hess hit a ball up the middle and a couple of wild throws later we had three runs on the board. Jenna pitched a great game. Hats off to West Bend they are a great ball club. Very well coached team. We did the things we needed to to pull out the game."

The Mustangs move to 32-7 on the season. They hosted Southeast Webster-Grand (17-15) last night, with the winner advancing to the regional final Monday in Storm Lake. Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn (18-8) and Algona, Bishop Garrigan (16-15) pair off in the opposite side of the bracket.

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