Newell-Fonda goes 2-1 at OA-BCIG tourney

Monday, June 11, 2018
Newell-Fonda sophomore Megan Morenz, seen here earlier this season, and the Mustangs went 2-1 in the OA-BCIG tournament on Friday and Saturday. They sit at 11 wins on the season.
Pilot Tribune file photo

BATTLE CREEK - The Mustangs girls played three games over the course of two days at the OA-BCIG tournament. They were able to win two of them but fell in their last one. Their lone Friday game came against the host school, OA-BCIG, as Newell-Fonda walked away with an 11-0 win in five innings.

Freshman Ellie Lago got things going in the top of the second with a one out triple. She was driven in later by a single from freshman Bailey Sievers. Another runner got on base as freshman Maggie Walker drove in Sievers. An error scored another run, Walker soon thereafter driven in by a triple from junior Olivia Larsen.

The next explosion came in the fifth inning. Olivia Larsen singled as did junior Emma Stewart, getting runners at the corners. A misplayed ball scored Larsen, as freshman Ella Larsen scored Stewart, and an error scored another run. Ella Larsen stole second, Lago reaching on a misplayed ball. A double from senior Peyton Wilken scored Larsen, and a grounder from junior Anna Tiefenthaler scored Sophie Stewart, a pinch runner. Walker brought in Sievers to conclude the scoring.

Olivia Larsen got the win in four innings of work, her sixth of the season. She fanned two Falcons and allowed a hit. Sievers pitched the fifth frame, walking one and forcing a pair of ground outs and a pop up to finish the game.

Olivia Larsen, Sievers, Wilken and Walker all had two hits, combining for eight of the 12 Mustang smacks. The Mustangs stole four bases in the contest as well.

The first game on Saturday came against Carroll, Newell-Fonda squeaking out a tight 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

N-F and Carroll went to the third inning scoreless, but the Mustangs were able to get two runs on the board, and added another in the top of the fourth. The Tigers got their lone run in the bottom of the seventh before the door was shut.

Neither team got their offense going, combining for only eight hits in the game. Ella Larsen got the win for Newell-Fonda, lasting the entire game. She allowed five hits, gave up a walk, one earned run and struck out three.

Newell-Fonda had three hits in the game, one from Olivia Larsen, Walker and Sievers. Larsen, Emma Stewart and Sievers all had an RBI. N-F stole three bases and drew three walks.

The final game came against Denison-Schleswig, the Mustangs dropping a 7-3 decision.

The Monarchs got on the board in the bottom of the second. A lead off double began their inning as the batter was scored moments later off of a single. Newell-Fonda came back to tie in the top of the third. Olivia Larsen had a one out single, a ground out by Emma Stewart advancing her to third, and an overthrown ball allowed Larsen to cross home plate.

Sievers came in to replace Larsen as a pitcher in the bottom of the third. She walked the first three batters she faced, but recovered for a sac fly. However, Newell-Fonda was unable to get a double play, giving DS more life. They had three two out hits that scored four runs, extending their lead. The Mustangs appeared to have a good chance to get back in the thick of things with the bases load, one out on the board, but were unable to capitalize on the chance.

The Monarchs scored in the bottom of the fifth following an error. N-F began to fight back in the top of the sixth. Lago reached on a one out single and was then moved to third by a Tiefenthaler single. Freshman Kylie Robinson brought them both in to make it 7-3. The Mustangs gave it one last go in the top of the seventh with a lead off walk and single, but the magic wasn’t there.

Sievers suffered the loss, giving up five hits, three earned runs, five walks and struck out four. Olivia Larsen, Walker and Tiefenthaler all had two hits to pace the offense.

Newell-Fonda slides to 11-6 on the year. Tonight they head to Wall Creek to take on 3-7 East Sac County and will head to Galva on Tuesday night to play 5-9 Ridge View.

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