The Alta-Aurelia softball team, ranked 4th in the state in the final Class 2A rankings, played four games over the holiday weekend, and the Warriors won three of the four.
They beat conference foe Laurens-Marathon, 17-4 at Alta on Friday, then played in the Storm Lake tournament on Saturday, where they beat West Lyon 3-1 and Estherville-Lincoln Central 6-0. Their lone loss was an 8-1 setback to Sioux City East, which was ranked 8th in the state in the final Class 4A rankings.
Katlyn McCormick and Jill Buckendahl each drove in three runs for A-A and Jordan Henningsen smashed a triple.
Against West Lyon on Saturday, McCormick went the distance in the circle for A-A, allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out eight and walking just one.
The Warriors only got five hits themselves, including two by DH Alexis Hernandez, including a double.
They only managed three hits, includng another double by Hernandez, in their next game, the 8-1 loss to Sioux City East. Sophomore Kelsey Snyder took the loss for Alta-Aurelia, going six innings and allowing eight runs, seven of them earned, on 16 hits. She struck out one and did not issue any walks.
Alta-Aurelia bounced back in their third game of the day Saturday as they took on Estherville-Lincoln Central of the Lakes Conference and came away with a 6-0 win.
Katlyn McCormick picked up the win, going all seven innings and allowing no runs on three hits, while walking three and striking out three.
McCormick also had two of the Warriors' five base hits and drove in two of their runs.
Alta-Aurelia now sports a 24-6 season record.