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River Valley girls in losing streak

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

River Valley pitcher Jody Peterson rares back and fires in this recent action. Photo by Reta Todd
Narrow, late-inning losses have victimized the River Valley softball team of late, with the hard-luck Wolverines dropping five recent games.

River Valley lost 4-2 at Westwood, with pitcher Jody Peterson getting the loss, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Trisha Todd and Alissa Slota had doubles to lead the Wolverines, while Shelby Chester, Jess Fundermann, and Amber Bauer each stroked a hit.

"We play hard, but the sixth inning has been hurting us lately," said RV coach Erika Slota.

In a weather make-up game at West Monona, RV dropped a tight, 3-2 decision. Peterson got the mound loss despite firing a two-hitter with no walks and striking out two. Kelli Miller led the RV batters with two hits, and Alissa Slota rapped a double.

River Valley fell 5-0 to a tough Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto team in Correctionville last week, with Fundermann, Andrea Nelson, and Kari Ludvigson getting the lone Wolverine hits. Peterson took the pitching loss, giving up six hits and two walks, while striking out five.

In the Maple Valley Conference Tournament last weekend, the RV girls lost 6-1 to rated Odebolt-Arthur. Peterson got the mound loss, allowing six runs on seven hits. Amanda Miller had two hits for RV, and Ludvigson, Slota, and Chester each registered a single.

The Wolverines then lost 6-2 to West Monona, stranding nine base runners in the game. Ludvigson took the pitching loss, giving up six runs on six walks and five hits, with three Ks. Slota was 3-4 with two doubles to lead the Wolverine offense. Amanda Miller also added a single.

"We had our opportunities to score, but couldn't cash in," said RV coach Erika Slota.

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