Errors hurt SL in setback to No. 3 LeMars; A-A, N-F pick up victories

By JAMIE KNAPP

LeMars scored seven runs in the final two innings to pull away and hand Storm Lake a 12-1 setback in a Lakes Conference game on Wednesday night at Tornado Field.

Storm Lake had four hits in the game. Maggie Freking had two of them. Emily Johnson doubled and Naomi Castillo singled.

Madison Gaffney took the loss. She allowed 13 hits and 12 runs, seven of which were earned, walked five and struck out five.

“The score doesn’t tell the story of the game,” Storm Lake coach Mel Fisher said. “Going into the sixth inning it was only a 5-1 ball game with all of those runs given up being unearned. I was very proud of the way the girls fought against the third-rated team in 4A. We had opportunities with runners on in four of the seven innings. Even though we did strikeout 11 times, we put together some nice at-bats against the top pitcher in the Lakes Conference. The girls have a lot to be proud. However, with that being said, we still had way too many mistakes. A good team like LeMars will capitialize on our errors, like they did. It’s the little things right now that are getting us. The routine plays.”

 

Alta-Aurelia 6, Manson 1


Tayler Rohwer had two hits and drove in two runs at the plate and pitched a two-hitter in the circle to help Alta-Aurelia to a win over Manson Northwest Webster in a Twin Lakes Conference game on Wednesday night at Alta.

The Warriors scored four runs in the third inning, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Alta-Aurelia finished with seven hits in the game. Rohwer and D.J. Flores each had two. Flores also drove in a run. Jenna Snyder and Katie Turnquist each delivered an RBI single.

Rohwer allowed only two hits and no earned runs, walked one and struck out nine over seven innings.

“We got back to playing good defense and being mentally prepared,” Alta-Aurelia coach Dave Turnquist said. “Tayler pitched a great game again. We did some base running plays that worked well and were also aggressive on the bases. We have some tough games ahead, which is good, and will help prepare us for the last conference games and into the postseason.”

 

Newell-Fonda 12, SCC 0


Newell-Fonda scored eight runs in the first inning and four in the second to cruise to a victory over South Central Calhoun Wednesday in a Twin Lakes Conference game in Newell.

Renee Maneman and Taylor Shrank each went 2-for-2 and each scored twice. Schrank also drove in two runs and Taylor Lago doubled.

Maneman got the win as she pitched two innings of no-hit softball while striking out four. Jordan Wilken pitched the final inning in relief and gave up one hit while walking none and striking out none.

 

Prairie Valley 8, Laurens-Marathon 6


Lauren Link was 3-for-4 at the plate and Kaitlyn Pinney smacked a double and a solo home run, but it wasn’t enough as Laurens-Marathon dropped a Twin Lakes Conference matchup with Prairie Valley on Wednesday in Laurens.

The game was tied at 1-1 apiece after two innings and Laurens-Marathon added another run in the fourth to take the lead. Prairie Valley used a five-run fifth inning to put them out in front for good.

The Chargers got one run back in the bottom of the inning and one more in the sixth before each team scored two apiece in the seventh.

The Chargers got two hits each from Pinney, Briley Sullivan, Emily Walker and Destini Oehlertz.

Sullivan took the loss as she pitched all seven innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs, only two of which were earned, while walking two and striking out five.