Cherokee pitcher Kelsey Ludwig readies to throw to first baseman Autumn Shaefer after fielding a Hull Western Christian bunt during Lakes Conference softball action in Cherokee Monday night. Cherokee catcher Megan Carlson and third baseman Katie Sambrano watch the play unfold. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee's youthful softball squad managed just one hit and visiting Hull Western Christian pounded out nine hits in three at-bats to dust the Washington High lasses 12-0 in three innings of Lakes Conference softball action here Monday night.
Megan carlson had Cherokee's lone hit as Wolfpack pitcher Abby Hortman limited WHS to no runs and one hit, while striking out one in three innings of work.
Kelsey Ludwig took the loss for Cherokee, allowing seven earned runs on nine hits and one walk, with two strikeouts in three innings. Cherokee was plagued by six costly errors that led to several HWC runs.
Cherokee second baseman Shannon Shaefer reacts to a play in the infield during her team's Lakes Conference softball game against Hull Western Christian Monday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee threatened in the first inning after HWC had tacked up five runs in the top of the first inning. carlson singled and Jackie Wilson reached on an error that allowed carlson to get to third. Wilson then stole second base, but a strikeout ended that threat.
Cherokee, n0w 2-21 over all and 1-11 in the conference, plays at Le Mars tonight and in the Tiger-Knight Tournament in Carroll Friday.