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Young WHS softball team goes 1-2

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck gives some direction to a Cherokee batter. Photo submitted.
The youthful Cherokee Washington High softball team won one of three games to open the 2009 season, falling 18-8 at Sioux City West, defeating Pocahontas Area 13-9 in Cherokee last week, and falling 27-8 to Spencer here Monday night.

Kelsey Ludwig took the pitching loss at Sioux City West, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of work. Autumn Shafer pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs on six hits and one walk, with one strikeout.

Leading hitters for Cherokee were Brooke Luetkeman, 2-3 with two doubles and an RBI, Shafer 2-4, and Megan Carlson 2-4 with an RBI.

Katie Sambrano pitches one to the mound for Cherokee. Photo submitted.
Cherokee managed eight runs on 12 hits and two walks and four Ks.

Katie Sambrano got the pitching win over Pocahontas, allowing five runs on six hits and five walks, and two strikeouts in five innings of work. She relieved Ludwig who gave up four runs on two hits and four walks, with two Ks in two innings.

Leading hitters for Cherokee were Shafer 2-5 with a home run, Clare Tuttle 1-5 with a home run, and Sarah Ruehle 3-5 with two runs scored.

Cherokee tallied 13 runs on nine hits, 10 walks, and just three strikeouts.

Cherokee's Megan Carlson comes into third base in recent action. Photo submitted.
Sambrano took the mound loss against Spencer, allowing 12 earned runs on 18 hits and six walks, with one K in six innings. Ludwig relieved her for the final inning and gave up nine earned runs on six hits and four walks.

Leading hitters for the WHS gals were Shafer 3-4 with three runs scored, and Carlson 2-4 with two runs scored.

Cherokee's eight runs came on 10 hits and four walks, and a costly 13 strikeouts.

"We need to work on playing consistently in all aspects of the game," noted Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck. "Our bats have kept us in the games for the most part, but all of the errors have allowed teams to score too many runs. We also have to work to become more consistent on the mound."

The busy Cherokee girls play at Storm Lake Friday night and in the Humboldt Tournament on Saturday.

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