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HWC girls hammer Cherokee 11-1

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cherokee catcher Sarah Ruehle tags out a Sioux City Heelan baserunner at the plate during recent action in the Spencer Softball Invitational, as Cherokee coaches Olivia Watts and Cara Lubeck observe in dugout. Photo by Jeff T. Benson, Lyon County Reporter
HULL - Cherokee's hard-luck Washington High softball team managed just one run on four scattered hits to drop a decisive 11-1 Lakes Conference enounter with Hull Western Christian here Monday night.

Kaitlyn Miller led the Cherokee offense with a 2-2 performance and one RBI, while Megan Hummel and Tasha Larsen each singled to account for Cherokee's lone hits.

Winning Wolfpack pitcher Amanda Horstman allowed one unearned run on four hits, and struck out six batters in the five inning game called early due to the 10-run rule.

Miller took the pitching loss for WHS, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits and four walks, with one strikeout in three innings of work. Shanon Shaefer relieved and pitched one inning, facing three batters.

Cherokee scored its lone run in the second inning after Clare Tuttle arrived on an error, advanced on a single by Larsen, and scored on a single by Miller.

VanderZwaag and Gesink had two hits apiece and four runs scored for HWC.

Cherokee (3-18) hosts Estherville-LC at 3 p.m. today in a weather makeup game, and plays rated Emmetsburg here tonight after the 5:30 p.m. JV game.

The WHS gals play in the Carroll Kuemper Invitational in Carroll Saturday.

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