The Galva-Holstein softball team defeated Westwood, 9-4, Friday night in the first round of the Maple Valley Conference Tournament.
Dani Boyle went 2-4 at the plate, including a double, Sam Grayson was 2-3 with an RBI, and Allie Wagoner 2-4 with a double and RBI. Jaime Christensen was the winning pitcher, giving up seven hits while walking three and striking out four Rebel hitters.
In Saturday action, G-H could muster only three hits in losing to Lawton-Bronson 12-0 in four innings. L-B had 14 hits. The Lady Pirates' second game ended in a 10-run, five-inning loss to Odebolt-Arthur, 13-3. Krista Harris led the G-H offense with a 2-2, and two RBI game.
Galva-Holstein coaches were very disappointed with the team's effort and focus in the two Saturday games, and Coach Scott Phelps said the defense must improve and the bats "need to come alive" for the team to experience more success in future games.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Remsen-Union Rockets 8-5 on Monday night, to take seventh place in the tournament.
Among Galva-Holstein hitters, Brea Slaybaugh went 3-3, with two doubles and two RBI; Sam Grayson was 2-4 with one RBI; and Krista Harris had a 2-4 night at the plate, including a two-bagger. Heather Joslin and Sarah Lichter also had RBI for Galva-Holstein.
Winning hurler Jaime Christensen surrendered six hits, walked two, and struck out nine, in seven innings of mound work for the Lady Pirates. Coach Scott Phelps said his players "hit the ball well - from the top to the bottom of the order."
G-H won a game on Monday to take seventh in the tournament
Galva-Holstein now has a 13-11 overall record.