Aurelia's Leah Kai connects against River Valley. Photo by Dan Whitney
CORRECTIONVILLE - The Aurelia High School girls were down 2-0 in the first, and 3-0 in the third inning in softball action here Thursday night, before they scored twice in the top of the fifth to close the gap to 3-2. The Wolverines scored again in their half of that inning, though, and added two more in the 6th to go on to a 6-2 win.
The Bulldogs could muster only three hits off Wolverine hurler Jodi Peterson, while River Valley only connected safely five times. Bulldog pitchers issued six walks, though, and Aurelia also committed four errors. River Valley had three miscues themselves.
Peterson pitched the entire contest for the Wolverines. Erin Laursen started on the hill for the Bulldogs, but was replaced by Emily Rohlk when the Wolverines loaded the bases with no outs in the 3rd inning.
River Valley senior Jody Peterson delivers a pitch against Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
Bulldog coach Jason Heeren said, " River Valley is a tough team. We hit the ball fairly hard all night, and they made all their plays. We were fortunate enough to get the two runs we did. We had runners on base, but we needed the timely hits. Failure to make all our routine plays continue to haunt us."
The Bulldogs' conference record is now 1-4, and they stand at 2-5 overall.