GALVA - The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland Lady Pirates had some hard luck in suffering an 8-inning, 10-6 conference loss to MV-AO here on Monday night. GHSC needed one out to pull off the win in the top of the 7th, but couldn't get the job done. Taking the loss on the mound was Michaela Else, who threw four innings in relief of Kelsey Davidson and gave up four hits and eight runs, none of which were earned, with seven walks and one strikeout. Kelsey Davidson started for the Lady Pirates and pitched three innings, giving up one hit and two unearned runs , with seven walks and one strikeout.
Leading the way at the plate for the Lady Pirates were Emily Schiernbeck, who went 3-4 with two triples and one RBI; Roxanne Grundmeier, who went 2-4 with an RBI; and Lindsey Joslin, who went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
"The kids played hard, and the coaches are proud of their effort and how they continue to hit the ball," said GHSC Coach Scott Phelps after the game. "The kids are doing many things well, but we need to cut down on our strikeouts."
GHSC is now 16-7 overall and 9-3 in the conference. They hosted the rugged Alta Cyclones the following night at Early, in non-conference action.
In that game, on Tuesday, the Lady Pirates played strong defense and got good pitching to defeat another strong team, Alta, by the score of 3-2 in non-conference action Tuesday.
Leading the way on the mound was Dana Hustedt , who stepped in and threw seven strong innings while spacing out six hits and giving up two runs, one earned.
Leading the way at the plate for the Lady Pirates were Roxanne Grundmeier, who went 2-2 with a RBI and a run scored and a stolen base, Heather and Lindsey Joslin also had RBI singles , while Brea Slaybaugh scored a run and stole two bases.
GHSC Coach Scott Phelps said, "The coaches are happy the way our young kids continue to play against quality competition. The kids continue to execute the way we ask them, as they improve as the season goes along."
GHSC improves to 17-7 on the season and plays at Westwood Friday night.