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Cherokee girls split with Tigers

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Cherokee Washington High softball team split two recent Lakes Conference games with Spencer, dropping a 14-1 five-inning job in a weather make-up in Cherokee Friday night, and turning the tables to snag a 6-4 win at Spencer Monday night.

Jackie Wilson of Cherokee eases back to third base as coach Cara Lubeck watches the action in the outfield during recent a softball game. Photo by Paul Struck
In the loss to the Tigers, Shanon Shaefer gave up 13 earned runs on 14 hits and four walks and one strikeout in three innings to absorb the mound loss.

Clare Tuttle hit a double and scored a run to pace the meager Cherokee offense, while Taylor Woods was 1-1 with a single and RBI.

McLaury got the pitching win for Spencer, alowing one run on three hits in three innings of work. Casie Galm and Taylor Anderson cracked home runs for the winners.

Cherokee pitcher Kaitlyn Miller is all business as she fires the ball to the plate during recent softball action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
In Monday's win at Spencer, Woods and Autumn Shaefer accounted for six RBI between them to pace a spirited Cherokee offense. Woods was 2-4 with a home run and three RBI, and Shaefer 2-4 with a double and three RBI. Sarah Ruehle had two hits and scored twice.

Shanon Shaefer got the pitching win for Cherokee, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks in the full seven innings.

McLaury took the mound loss for Spencer, allowing six runs on 10 hits and striking out six in seven innings.

"Everyone played great tonight and we finally got the hits we needed to score the baserunners," said Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck. "We have been stranding quite a few lately and tonight the hits fell in the gaps where they needed to. Defensively, we didn't give up not matter what the situation and made the ley plays to prevent Spencer from scoring."

Cherokee (3-12 over all, 2-6 in Lakes Conference) plays at Spirit Lake tonight, and in the Spencer Invitational Friday and Saturday.

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