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River Valley girls win two, drop six

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lexie Chester of River Valley is poised and ready to run during recent softball action. Photo by Reta Todd
The River Valley softball team picked up a couple victories in a series of eight recent games that saw the youthful Wolverines drop six competitive games, while winning two.

The RV club beat Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland 4-3 in an exciting contest (see accompanying story), and defeated Remsen-Union 6-5 in the Rockets tourney, while falling 3-2 at Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto, 5-1 to #1 Woodbury Central in Correctionville, 7-1 at Westwood, 4-2 to Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Correctionville, 6-4 to Kingsley-Pierson in Correctionville, and 10-0 to Remsen St. Mary's also in the R-U Tournament.

Kelli Miller took the pitching loss against MVAO, allowing three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts. Lexi Chester had a double and RBI for RV, and Kari Ludvigson had an RBI single in the game. "We played so well. It was hard to lose at the end," said RV coach Erika Jenness.

Miller also took the loss against Woodbury Central, allowing five run s on eight hits and no walks. Miller, Chester, Mackenzie Fitch, and Kristen Richey had hits for the Wolverines. "The girls played an excellent game against top-tanked WC," noted Jenness.

Miller gave up seven runs on five hits and two walks with two Ks in the loss at Westwood. Jessica Fundermann had two hits to lead RV, while Chester and Ludvigson also had hits. "We just were not with it in the heat tonight. We made some errors that hurt us," said Jenness.

Miller gave up four runs on seven hits and struck out three in the loss to BCIG. Amber Bauer, Miller, Fundermann, and Amanda Miller had hits for the Wolverines. "We played hard but couldn't get the hits to fall," said Jenness.

Miller allowed six runs on eight hits and fanned two in the loss to K-P. Miller also led the RV offense with two hits, while Bauer, Chester, Amanda MIller, and Fitch added hits. "We fell apart in the end, but we learned from our mistakes and will hopefully move on to better games," said Jenness.

In the R-U tourney, Miller got the win over the Rockets, allowing five runs on 10 hits and one walk, with two Ks. Bauer, Kelli Miller, and Amanda Miller had two hits apiece to lead the winners, while Chester also had a hit. "We came ready to get a win today and got one right away," said Jenness. "There was lots of offense from the girls today."

Miller took the loss to St. Mary's in the R-U tourney, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits. Fitch relieved Miller and allowed no hits and walked one to finish the game. Kelli Miller and Chester had the lone hits for the Wolverines. "It was a tough game, but we have lots to work on for next week," noted Jenness.

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