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Cherokee girls complete softball season

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Washington High School softball team played two games in Regional Tournament recently. Playing Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in Hartley on July 3rd, the Cherokee girls trailed 6-0 going into the third inning, but outscored the Hawks 9-1 the rest of the way to take home a 9-7 win. Katie Sambrano got the first varsity win of her career, pitching well despite a couple of defensive misplays. Allison Husman and Lacie Drennan each had three hits and Kelsey Peterson two to pace the Cherokee offense.

Senior outfielder Alanna Valentine missed the Cherokee tournament games due to a hand injury
In their Regional Quarterfinal game against Sioux Central at Milford on Saturday, a Sioux Central homerun in the top of the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie, sending the Cherokee girls to a season-ending 4-3 loss.

All three of Cherokee's runs were scored in the fifth inning. Alison Husman led off the inning with a single and Jesselyn Racine followed with a triple. Kelsey Essick then reached base on a walk and Kelsie Peterson batted her in with a double.

Cherokee coach Jeremy Dettmer said "The girls finally played like they were capable of. Despite the loss, we played like a team - the way I envisioned them playing all season. A big factor in that was Katie Sambrano bringing

stability to the pitching circle in the last two games. In 14 innings

pitched, she had just one walk. Alison Husman also had 11 putouts in

centerfield during this two-game span."

Cherokee finished the season with an 8 -23 record.

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