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Le Mars shuts out Cherokee girls

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cherokee Washington High softball team infielders meet with pitcher Kelsey Ludwig (3) before an inning begins in recent action in Cherokee. They are, left to right, Lacie Drennan (8), Katie Sambrano (9), Lynn Carlson, Ludwig, and catcher Kelsie Peterson. Photo by Paul Struck
LE MARS - The Cherokee Washington High softball team couldn't get the bats going against the Le Mars Bulldogs hereon June 18th, and as a result, lost 9-0 to the hosts in Lakes Conference action.

According to coach Jeremy Dettmer, Cherokee didn't mount a serious scoring threat in the contest, hitting several balls hard but right to the Le Mars defenders.

Lynn Carlson led the meager WHS offense with a 1-2 night and a walk.

Kelsey Ludwig took the pitching loss for Cherokee, giving up four earned runs on 10 hits, including a home run and three doubles from the pesky Bulldog batters.

'Despite the score, and two errors that led to five runs, we actually played some pretty good defense," said Dettmer. "However, we did not have a good hitting night. We had a few hard-hit balls, but they were directly to people.

"The key for us is to continue working hard at getting better each day and hopefully everything will click soon. We play four games in the next two days against some teams that are very good and some teams we should beat. With a few wins and playing teams like Sioux City Heelan well, we start a run for the rest of the season."

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