GHSC Lady Pirates' record now 12 - 4

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The GHSC Lady Pirates team "continue to play solid softball," in the words of their coach, Scott Phelps.

Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland softball coach Scott Phelps signals a pitch to his catcher during recent softball action in Galva. Photo by Reta Todd

The coach made the comment following the team's road trip to Dow City Tuesday for a "triangular" softball match-up against Boyer Valley and Avoca-Hancock-Shelby-Tennant (A-H-S-T) .

GHSC lost to Boyer Valley in the first game, 2-1, in a closely contested game. Jaime Christensen pitched all seven innings for the Lady Pirates, giving up five hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

Leading the way at the plate were Brooke Wiese, who went 2-3 and scored a run; Shannon Rohlk, who had a double, and Michaela Else, who drove in the lone GHSC run. GHSC had five hits as a team, and didn't commit any errors.

In the second game, GHSC defeated A-H-S-T by the score of 2-0, in another well- played game. Getting the win on the mound for GHSC was Jaime Christensen, who again hurled a complete game, surrendering just two hits, while striking out six and walking none. It was another strong outing by Christensen, who did not walk a single batter in 14 innings of pitching Tuesday, and who "continues to improve and do a nice job for us," said Phelps.

Brea Slaybaugh went 3-4 at the plate for GHSC, with three stolen bases and an RBI; Emily Schiernbeck went 2-3 with a run scored; and Sydney Shell went 1-2 with an RBI. As a team, GHSC had eight hits, and also played solid defense.

GHSC now sports an overall record of 12-4. They play a non-conference game at Aurelia tonight, before returning to Western Valley Conference action on Friday, when they travel to Remsen to take on Remsen-Union.

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