GRAETTINGER - Alta-Aurelia softball coach Dave Turnquist was much happier with the Warriors' second game of the season, as his team beat Graettinger-Terril, 9-6 here on Tuesday.
Sophomore Tayler Rohwer pitched well for Alta-Aurelia, giving up five hits in seven innings and striking out six. Only one of G-T's six runs was earned, as a couple of Warrior errors led to some runs.
Coach Turnquist said the Warriors, now 1-1, were more patient at the plate than they had been in their opening game against Sergeant Bluff-Luton, and "looked more veteran." Turnquist also complimented the team on their aggressive baserunning and said that pitcher Rohwer "hit her spots" and "stayed strong," despite the runs that scored on errors.
At the plate, Alexis Hernandez clubbed two doubles and drove in one run for Alta-Aurelia, Katie Turnquist also stroked a double, and Rachel Husman drove in a run and stole two bases.
Coach Turnquist concluded, "It's nice to be in the win column."
The Warriors hosted the ranked Ridge View girls, who were coming off a Tuesday loss to Newell-Fonda, in Alta on Thursday.