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Lady Pirates edge Bulldogs, 3-2

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Galva-Holstein's Brittany Ridder shuts her eyes and ducks away from an inside pitch in softball action on June 19th against Aurelia. Photo by Reta Todd
GALVA - Galva-Holstein took a 3-2 victory over Aurelia here on June 19th in non-conference softball action.

Jaime Christensen had another good outing on the mound for G-H, giving up two unearned runs on six hits, while walking two and striking out one in seven innings of work.

Leading the way at the plate for G-H was Heather Joslin, who went 3-3 with a home run and a double, and Brooke Weise also had a double and an RBI.

Aurelia batter Heather Ballantyne squares around to bunt, while Galva-Holstein catcher Mikaela Else and umpire Dean Christensen of Albert City wait for the ball to cross the plate in action in Galva-last week. Photo by Reta Todd
G-H coach Scott Phelps was happy with the win over the "pesky" Bulldogs, and was especially pleased that his squad only committed one error.

"We still must continue to work hard as we try to progress on improving from game to game," said the veteran coach. "We must also work on being consistent at the plate from game to game."

Erin Laursen pitched for the Bulldogs, allowing three runs on seven hits with one walk and four strike outs.

Audrey Winterhof led Bulldog hitters with a 2-4 night, including a triple, and scored one run. Courtney Bruce, Kristun Tabler, Amanda Felten and Amber Loucks each had one hit for the Bulldogs.

Aurelia coach Jason Heeren said the game was "a well-played game by both teams defensively. We knew if we were going to hang with teams, we were going to have to make all of our defensive plays. Offensively, we came back and tied it up (in the fifth inning).

"We have to be smarter on the base paths, so we don't lose any opportunities to score more runs. We are hitting the ball much better, so keeping runners and getting them into scoring position is crucial for us if we want to finish games on top."

Aurelia catcher Courtney Bruce readies to tag out a sliding Ashley Buell of Galva-Holstein at home plate in exciting softball action last week in Galva. Photo by Reta Todd
With the win, G-H improved to 14-8 overall as they headed into the weekend Maple Valley Conference Tournament at Remsen.

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