AYRSHIRE - The number 3 ranked Alta-Aurelia softball team defeated Ruthven-Ayrshire here, 8-1, in non-conference play on Thursday.
Haley Payne went 2-4, scored two runs and drove in one for the Warriors, and seniors Jordan Henningsen and Audrey Winterhof also had 2-4 performances at the plate, each of them scoring a run.
Lesa Turnquist pitched well as she picked up the win for the Warriors, going the distance and giving up one earned run on three hits, while walking one and striking out nine.
Alta-Aurelia coach Dave Turnquist said his team, which collected 12 hits, "manufactured runs very well" Thursday, and "the defense was strong again."
Alta-Aurelia improved their overall season record to 16-3,and they are 4-0 in Northwest Conference games.