ROCKWELL CITY - Galva-Holstein improved to 11-7 overall by going 2-1 on the day at the Rockwell City/Lytton Tournament on June 14th.
Michaela Else got the victory on the mound in the Lady Pirates' first game by going seven innings, giving up seven hits and four runs, two of them being earned runs. Else also walked three and regsitered one strike out.
Leading G-H at the plate were Lindsey Joslin, who went 3-3 with two doubles and four RBI; Heather Joslin, 2-4 with two RBI; and Brooke Weise, 2-3 with a triple and two RBI. Emily Schiernbeck also slugged a double for the Lady Pirates.
In game two, G-H defeated Twin River Valley, 17-3 in six innings. Jaime Christensen pitched all six innings, giving up four hits and one earned run,while walking one and striking out seven.
G-H batters were led by Brea Slaybaugh, who went 3-5 with 2 RBI, scored three runs, and stole 4 bases; Lindsey Joslin, 2-3 with an RBI; Heather Joslin, 2-4 with 1 RBI and scored three times; Emily Schiernbeck 2-4 with one RBI and a double; Brooke Weise, 2-3 with a double; Michaela Else, 1-5 with three RBI; Brittany Ridder 1-5 with two RBI and a double; and Kara Slaybaugh, 1-4 with one RBI and a double.
In game three, G-H faced a very tough Newell-Fonda team and was defeated 10-0 in six innings. Jaime Christensen took the loss, going all six innings and giving up 10 runs (with five being earned), walking two and striking out two.
G-H coach Scott Phelps was happy to get two wins, and felt the Lady Pirates "put some real good rallies together, and executed for the most part." He also felt the defense played well for most of the day and did some really good things.
"The kids hit the ball hard and played aggresive all day," said Phelps. "The pitching was good all day as we threw strikes and made the opponents put the ball in play. It was good to face a quality team like N-F in the third game. It will help us develop as the season goes along."