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Extra-inning losses hit River Valley girls

Thursday, June 12, 2008

River Valley's Amber Bauer slides safely into third base under the watchful eyes of Wolverines coach Erika Slota and the Lawton-Bronson third baseman in Maple Valley Conference softball action last week. Photo by Reta Todd
The hard-luck River Valley softball team lost two 9-inning games by just one run on the way to successive losses on three consecutive days against tough foes last week in Maple Valley Conference action.

On June 2, the Wolverines dropped a tense 8-7 game in nine innings to Lawton-Bronson in Correctionville, lost 2-1 in nine innings at Woodbury Central the following night, and lost 7-1 to Odebolt-Arthur in Correctionville on June 4th in a make-up game which had been postponed due to inclement weather.

Against L-B, Jody Peterson took the pitching loss, allowing eight runs - several unearned - on nine hits and one walk, with one strikeout.

River Valley right fielder Kari Ludvigson throws the ball to the cut-off during Maple Valley Conference softball action against Lawton-Bronson last week. Her teammate Trisha Todd backed her up on the play. Photo by Reta Todd
"Errors cost us the game," said RV coach Erika Slota. "We played hard but couldn't pull it out."

Alissa Slota clubbed a three-run home run to lead the RV attack, while Jessica Fundermann was 2-2 with two RBI, and Peterson 2-3.

Peterson took the loss at Woodbury Central on June 3, giving up two runs on seven hits and five walks, with two Ks.

"It came down to whoever had the first error of the game," explained coach Slota. "Our error in the bottom of the 9th cost us the game."

Alissa Slota singled in Trisha Todd, who had doubled, for RV's lone run. Shelby Chester also had a hit for the Wolverines.

Odebolt-Arthur scored four runs in the top of the 7th inning to claim the MVC win on June 4th in Correctionville.

Amber Bauer had two hits and Alissa Slota two doubles and an RBI to pace the Wolverines. Peterson took the mound loss, allowing seven runs - some unearned - on 10 hits, no walks, and four Ks.

"It's been a long, hard week for the girls," said coach Slota. "We know what we need to work on for next week."

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