BY JEFF BENSON Cherokee News Patriot Sports
ALTA, Iowa - It's very much a different season thus far for the Alta-Aurelia softball team. They have manufactured only two runs over 13 innings of play, culminating with a 12-0 whitewashing in six innings June 16 at the hands of No. 2 ranked (Class 1A) Newell-Fonda.
It recent meeting the Mustangs have had Alta-Aurelia at their mercy winning three straight games.
The Warriors collected only four hits to Newell-Fonda's 14. One of the Warrior newcomers, Ella Walters found success against Mustang pitcher Macy Sievers, finishing 2-of-3 at the plate - both doubles. Singles were credited to Jessica Larson and Alli Magnussen.
Six Mustang batters finished with two hits. Megan Morenz and Bailey Sievers had doubles for Newell-Fonda, who also finished 12-of-12 in steals on the evening.
Macy Sievers was credited with the win tossing six innings. She walked one and struck out 10 Alta-Aurelia batters.
Jenna Nielsen toiled the first four innings for Alta-Aurelia and allowed six earned runs (7 total) to cross home plate. She walked two and was tagged for the loss. Magnussen relieved Nielsen in the fifth inning.
Alta-Aurelia (0-2) is scheduled to host Sioux Central on Wednesday and will wrap up a busy first week to the season on Friday at Manson-NW Webster.
|Jessica Larsen, cf||3||1||0||0|
|Shea Peterson, ss||3||0||0||0|
|Ella Walters, 3b||3||2||0||0|
|Sierra Hill, lf||3||0||0||0|
|Jenna Nielsen, p||3||0||0||0|
|Alaina Westphal, 1b|
|Brielle Engelmann, rf||2||0||0||0|
|Alli Magnussen, c||1||1||0||0|
|Jocelyn Launderville, 2b||2||0||0||0|
|Jenna Nielsen (Loss)||4||7||6||2||0|
|Alli Magnussen, c||2||r5||5||2||0|