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MOC-FV shuts out Cherokee girls

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Cherokee's Alison Husman is locked and loaded , waiting for the pitch in recent softball action in Cherokee. The busy Washington High gals had one recent stretch where they played on five of six days. Photo by Paul Struck
ORANGE CITY - Host MOC-Floyd Valley made quick work of the Cherokee Washington High softball team here on June 12th, ringing up a 10-0 five-inning non-conference victory.

Junior pitcher Kelsie Peterson, seeing her first varsity starting action, took the pitching loss, allowing 10 runs on four hits and eight walks, and striking out four in four innings of work.

Cherokee managed five hits in the game, with Autumn Shaefer having two of those. Lynn Carlson, Alanna Valentine, and Jesselyn Racine were each 1-2 for the WHS club.

"We experimented with a new defensive line-up by moving Kelsie from catcher to pitcher, and bringing in freshman Sarah Ruehle to catch," said Cherokee coach Jeremy Dettmer. "Both players adapted beautifully to their new assignments.

"Defensively, we took a couple innings to adjust to where the majority of MOC-FV hits were going. Considering that we have had literally no practices with this new defensive arrangement, I was very pleased with how things went.

"Offensively, we hit the ball hard, but mainly right to the MOC-FV defenders. I am excited to see our players settle into their new roles and gain confidence in themselves."

Cherokee is now 4-8 over all and 2-4 in the Lakes Conference.



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