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Cherokee girls softball results

Monday, July 7, 2008

In recent high school softball action, Cherokee's Kelsey Ludwig pitches while her first baseman, Lynn Carlson, gets ready to field her position
The Washington High School varsity softball team played several games over the weekend of June 27-29, with varying degress of success. On Friday, the Cherokee squad hosted a talented Spencer Tiger team in Lakes Conference action, and give up 10 runs in the third inning to drop the contest 12-0 in three innings. Jenna Phipps started the game on the mound for the Cherokee girls and was relieved by Kelsey Essick during that big third inning Tiger explosion. Lynn Carlson had two of the five Cherokee hits in the game.

The following day, Saturday, Cherokee traveled to Carroll to play in a tournament, and their game with Woodward-Granger mirrored the Spencer game of the previous evening, as the Cherokee gals could muster just two hits and lost by a 13-0 score. Jana Phipps took the loss on the hill.

Things turned around dramatically when the Cherokee squad faced Sioux City West. Leadoff hitter Lacie Drennan had a big game for the Braves, collecting two doubles and two triples, scoring three runs and driving in four, and winning pitcher Kelsie Peterson helped her own cause immensely, clubbing two home runs and driving in five. Eight different Cherokee players crossed the plate during the course of the three-inning blowout.

The most exciting game by far was the Braves' 8-inning win over Atlantic in the consolation final. The Braves gave up four in the 7th to lose their lead, but kept their composure and won it in the 8th, 7-6 on Lacie Drennan's triple. Kelsey Ludwig started on the hill for Cherokee.

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