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Newell-Fonda, Ridge View pick up softball wins


Newell-Fonda scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away as the Mustangs defeated Kingsley-Pierson 7-2 on Wednesday at Kingsley.

Each team scored two runs in the fourth and the Mustangs scored two in the fifth to go ahead 4-2.

Newell-Fonda (22-6) had five hits. Kierra Jungers led the way with two. Isabel Bartek, McKenna Sievers and Anna Mercer each added one hit for the winners.

Jungers and Mercer drove in two runs apiece while SIevers, Jaicee Vanderhoff and Jocee Walsh each had one RBI. Bartek and Kinzee Hinders each scored two runs.

Walsh got the win. She allowed four hits and two runs, walked two and struck out five in seven innings.

Sioux Central 8, Woodbury Central 5

Sioux Central overcame six errors to get past Woodbury Central on Wednesday.

Sioux Central scored one run in the first, three in the third, two in the fourth and two in the sixth.

The Rebels (17-5) had five hits. Nichole Hart led the way with two. Bradi Krager, Morgan Christian and Ava McCarty each added one. Hart drove in two runs while Christian had one RBI. Krager scored three runs.

Krager picked up the win. She allowed seven hits and five runs, only one of which was earned, walked none and struck out nine.

“I was very pleased with the girls’ effort, considering having not played since last Friday and having all of the craziness and unfortunate happenings with the flood,” Sioux Central coach Kasey Krager said. “Our thoughts are with those who have lost so much. We were just excited to be able to be together again and play a game. Our team’s aggressiveness had a lot to do with the victory. This was a solid win against a quality team.”

Ridge View 11, GTRA 1

Ridge View scored four runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to pull away as the Raptors beat GTRA on Wednesday in Galva.

The Raptors (13-10) recorded 14 hits. Faith Freese and Tatum Shepherd led the way with three apiece. Emma Mentzer and Delainey Hansen each added two.

Shepherd hit two home runs and finished with seven RBI. Mentzer also homered and drove in two runs. Freese scored four runs while Shepherd scored three times. Mentzer and Reese Hawthorne each scored twice.

Zoey Aschinger was the winning pitcher. She allowed three hits and one run, walked two and struck out five.

“We were very happy with how well we bounced back from (Tuesday’s) loss,” Ridge View coach Scott Phelps said. “If we continue to pitch well and hit the ball well and play good defense, we have a chance to win many games down the road.”


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