CORRECTIONVILLE - The newly-formed Galva-Holstein / Schaller-Crestland softball team opened the season on the right foot Tuesday as they defeated River Valley by the score of 9-3 in Western Valley Conference play.
GHSC had 16 hits in the game, led by Brea Slaybaugh, who went 3-4 with three runs scored and also had three stolen bases. Heather Joslin went 3-5, with two doubles and a triple, and Roxanne Grundmeier went 2-5 with four RBI.
Getting the pitching win for the Lady Pirates was Jaime Christensen, who pitched all seven innings and gave up four hits, two walks and had four strikeouts. Jaime gave up three runs, two of which were earned.
GHSC coach Scott Phelps said, "The kids came out hard and gave good effort on a very cool night againist a very young River Valley team. The coaching staff was happy with how well and how hard we hit the ball up and down our line-up tonight, but were also disappointed in the four errors we had."
BATTLE CREEK - The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland softball team won its second Western Valley Conference game in as many nights Wednesday when they defeated Battle Creek-Ida Grove 13-3 in five innings, to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
The Lady Pirates continued to hit the ball well up and down the line-up, collecting 14 hits. Leading the way at the plate for GHSC was Brooke Wiese, who went 3-4 with three RBI . Brittany Ridder went 2-3 with two RBI , Michaela Else went 2-3 with two RBI , and Brea Slaybaugh went 2-4 , scored three runs and had three stolen bases.
Jaime Christensen got the victory on the mound as she threw five strong innings , giving up three hits while walking two and striking out four.
GHSC coach Scott Phelps said, "It was another solid effort from the GHSC team. The coaches were happy with the effort and aggressiveness of the kids, as we continue to strive to improve from game to game."