Spencer takes 9-6 Lakes Conference verdict
Six costly errors handed visiting Spencer four unearned runs on the way to a sloppy 9-6 Lakes Conference softball victory over Cherokee here last week.
"We showed up the first four innings to play and after that we lost focus," said a disappointed Cherokee coach Tara Malausky. In the first four innings we had 11 hits and then they put in the JV pitcher who was much slower and we had a terrible time hitting her.
"We also lost focus on the defensive end by giving up six errors which scored four of their runs."
Shauna Drefke took the hard-luck pitching loss for Cherokee, allowing nine runs on 10 hits and five walks, with four strikeouts.
Besides the six miscues, Cherokee atranded seven runners on base in the game.
Emily Anderson paced the Cherokee offense with a 2-4 night, a run scored, and a stolen base. Kelsey Essick was 2-4 with a stolen base; Lynn Carlson 2-4 with an RBI; Lacie Drennan 1-4 with a triple, run scored and RBI; Alison Husman 1-3 with a triple, run scored and RBI; Sam Phipps 1-3 with an RBI; Alanna Valentine 1-3 with a run scored; Kylie Dilla 1-4 with an RBI; and Drefke 1-4.
Cherokee plays at Storm Lake tonight in a Lakes Conference tussle, and then hosts MOC-Floyd Valley Thursday night.