The next evening, the Whiting Warriors got the 3-0 win tonight over the Wolverines. "We struggled with offense tonight and the girls just couldn't get it done," said RV coach Dean Norris. The Wolverines' lone hit came from Angie Edwards in the first inning. Jody Peterson took the loss, allowing six hits, with five strike outs and three walks. Said Norris, "This was a very slow game - making contact and putting the ball in play was something we struggled with tonight. Defensively the girls played well, they just kept hitting our holes."
On June 19 RV took on Galva-Holstein in Maple Valley Conference play. The Wolverines were again slow with the bats, and suffered a 2-0 loss to the Pirates. Jody Peterson struck out seven, walked two, and only allowed two hits on the night. "A couple errors put us down tonight and we just couldn't get the bats back going," said the RV coach. The Wolverines only produced two hits on the night, one each from Angie Edwards and Amanda Mahrt.
On Friday June 22, in the first game of the conference tournament, the
Wolverines took a 6-4 heart-breaking loss to Odebolt-Arthur in the bottom of the 7th.
"The girls played their hearts out offensively and defensively," said Coach Norris. The Wolverines took the lead in the fifth on a two-run home run from Angie Edwards. OA came back and took a 3-2 lead, but in the top of the seventh a costly error put the Wolverines up 4-3. A three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh gave O-A the win and they moved on in the tourney. Leading the offense was Andrea Nelson with two hits, and Angie Edwards, Alissa Slota, Amanda Mahrt, Shelby Chester, and Amanda Miller all chipped in with a hit of their own. Jody Peterson took the tough loss, striking out seven, walking three, and allowing eight hits. Assistant coach Erika Slota said it was "a great game - the girls came out swinging the bats better then ever tonight, and also played solid defense."