ALTA - A young Alta-Aurelia team took on a Sergeant Bluff-Luton team ranked 11th in the state in Class 3A in their season opener here on Monday, and Alta-Aurelia coach Dave Turnquist was not surprised at the bigger school taking the game by a score of 12 -1, but he was pleased with his team putting the ball in play and being aggressive on the basepaths.
Turnquist felt that Warrior hurler Tayler Rohwer pitched well for her first outing against a strong hitting team. Rohwer pitched five innings and surrendered 11 hits while walking five and striking out four. Jill Buckendahl went 1 for 2 at the plate and drove in the Warriors' lone run.
Turnquist said, "We spotted them some runs early on with a few errors, and that was definitely a case of nerves. It's good to get the season started. Now we know what needs improvement."