The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland softball team went 2-0 at the Sheldon Tournament on Friday. The team's two scheduled Saturday games were cancelled due to rain.
On Friday, GHSC took on Sioux Center in the first game, and won, 7-5. Picking up the win on the mound for the Lady Pirates was Jaime Christensen, who pitched all seven innings and gave up eight hits and five earned runs, with no walks and three strikeouts.
Leading the way at the plate for GHSC was Shannon Rohlk, who went 3-4, including a home run, and drove in three runs; Emily Schiernbeck, who also hit a homer and had two RBI; and Heather Joslin, who slugged a double. GHSC collected nine hits and committed only one error.
In their second game, GHSC defeated South O'Brien in six innings by the score of 11-1. Jamie Christensen again got the win on the mound with six strong innings, giving up four hits, and allowing no earned runs. Christensen struck out seven and did not issue a single walk.
Leading the way at the plate for GHSC was Roxanne Grundmeier, who went 4-4 with two runs scored and two RBI; Lindsey Joslin, who went 2-3, including a home run, and drove in two runs; Heather Joslin, 2-4 with two RBI; and Brittany Ridder, who went 2-3 and had two RBI.
GHSC coach Scott Phelps said his team "continues to play solid softball, with good hitting, quality pitching and good defense."
Monday night at Lawton-Bronson, the GHSC club claimed a hard fought 7-5 victory.
Michaela Else went 3-3, including a double, and drove in two runs for GHSC, while Lindsey Joslin had two doubles and three RBI and Emily Schiernbeck went 2-3, including a double.
Junior Jaime Christensen pitched all seven innings for the Lady Pirates, giving up no earned runs on four hits, while striking out two and issuing two bases on balls.
GHSC coach Scott Phelps said, "The coaches liked the way we kept battling to get the victory. The defense wasn't up to par like we would like, but we got the job done."
The Lady Pirates continued to get timely hitting and solid play as they defeated a young Kingsley-Pierson team on Tuesday, by the score of 14-2, in three innings.
Picking up the pitching win for GHSC against K-P was Jaime Christensen, who pitched all three innings, giving up two hits and one earned run. Christensen did not have any strikeouts or issue any walks.
Emily Schiernbeck led the GHSC offense, as she went 2-3 with three RBI. Michaela Else was 1-1 with two RBI, Brea Slaybaugh 2-3 with one RBI, Shannon Rohlk 1-1 with three RBI, Brittany Ridder 2-3 with one RBI, and Lindsey Joslin was 2-2 and scored two runs.
The Lady Pirates' coach, Scott Phelps, commented, "The coaches were very happy with the way we are swinging the bats up and down the line-up. "
With the wins, GHSC improves to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in the Western Valley Conference.
The busy Pirates play Odebolt-Arthur, River Valley and South O'Brien on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, then have games scheduled five of six days next week.