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Storm Lake shuts out WHS girls

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cherokee third baseman Katie Sambrano (9) makes a good throw to first baseman Autumn Shaefer after fielding a grounder during their team's Lakes Conference encounter with Storm Lake in Cherokee Thursday night. Photo by Paul Struck
A five-run first inning propelled Storm Lake to a resoundinng 13-0 Lakes Conference sofball victory in three innings over Cherokee's youthful team in Cherokee Thursday night.

The Washington High girls could muster just three hits off Storm Lake's pitcher Blum, who faced just 12 batters in here three innings of work, striking out three on the way.

Getting those hits for Cherokee were Shanon Shaefer, Megan Carlson, and Jackie Wilson.

Cherokee base runner Megan Carlson races safely into third base during Lakes Conference softball action in Cherokee last week against Storm Lake. Photo by Paul Struck
Blum also was instrumental at the plate for the Tornadoes, smacking a three-run home run in the first inning. Slone Masters was 2-3 with a double and run scored for the Tornadoes.

Kelsey Ludwig took the pitching loss for the WHS gals, allowing 11 runs on 10 hits and four walks. Ludwig was again victimized by her team's porous defense, as six costly errors led to several Storm Lake runs in the abbreviated contest.

Cherokee started out well, with Carlson singling in the first and Wilson following with a single that moved Carlson to third, with Wilson taking second on the throw. Kohn then hit a solid liner to first base that was caught for the thrd out.

"We allowed too many people on base during this game, either by hits or errors," said Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck.

Cherokee, 2-16 over all and 1-10 in the Lakes Conference, hosts Hull Western Christian tonight, plays at Estherville-LC Wednesday, at Le Mars Thursday, and in the Tiger/Knight Tournament in Carroll Friday.

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