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Busy Cherokee girls beat SL, North

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cherokee second baseman Maggie Lubeck stays focused on the batter during recent softball action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
The busy Cherokee Washington High softball team, playing five games in three days, came away with a 2-3 won-loss record last week.

On Thursday, Cherokee blitzed Storm Lake 10-1 behind the stellar pitching of Shanon Shaefer and the timely hitting of Taylor Woods.

In the Le Mars Tournament Friday, Cherokee defeated Sioux City North 5-2, and dropped a close 3-1 game to Hinton. On Saturday, Cherokee lost 12-2 to rated Sergeant Bluff-Luton, and 11-8 to Le Mars Gehlen.

In the win at Storm Lake, Woods was 3-4 with four RBI, a double, and two runs scored, while teammate Megan Hummel was 2-4 with an RBI and run scored to pace the offensive attack.

Shaefer limited the Tornadoes to one unearned run on seven hits, no walks, and three strikeouts in the five-inning game called because of inclement weather.

Thompson took the pitching loss for Storm Lake, giving up 10 runs on 12 hits, three walks, and two strikeouts. Thompson also led on offense with two hits and a run scored.

Shaefer tossed a two-hitter in the big win over Sioux City North, allowing two runs on two hits and seven walks, with one K in seven innings.

Once again Woods led the way with two hits, one RBI, and a run scored, while Hummel was 2-3 with three runs scored.

Moos took the loss for the Stars, allowing five runs on 11 hits, three walks, and five Ks in seven innings. lee had a hit and run scored for North.

Kaitlyn Miller got the pitching loss against Hinton, giving up three unearned runs on six hits and three walks, with three Ks in five innings.

Shaefer led the Cherokee club with a 2-3 batting effort and maggie Lubeck walked and later scored her team's lone run after being advanced by Shaefer's hit.

In the 12-2 loss to the SB-L Warriors on Saturday, Shaefer got the mound loss, allowing six earned runs on six hits and four walks, with two Ks in four innings. Miller pitched one inning in the five-inning game and gave up two hits, and a walk, but no runs.

Autumn Shaefer again was a lone bright spot in the Cherokee offense with a hit. RBI, and run scored.

Miller took the hard-luck loss to Gehlen on Saturday, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and two walks, with one K in seven innings.

Jackie Wilson led Cherokee batters with a 2-3 game, three RBI, and a run scored. Autumn Shaefer was 3-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Timmins gave up five earned runs in getting the win for the Jays, allowing eight hits and four walks, with five Ks in seven innings. She also led Gehlen at the plate with a 2-3 game and run scored.

Cherokee (2-6) hosts Le Mars tonight, and MOC-Floyd Valley Thursday. night.

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