KINGSLEY - The Alta-Aurelia girls looked good at the Kingsley-Pierson softball tournament here on Saturday, as they downed host Kingsley-Pierson 7-3 and edged River Valley by a 2-1 count before falling to number one ranked Akron-Westfield by a 10-2 score.
Alta-Aurelia coach Dave Turnquist was pleased with his team's efforts, saying, "This was a good tournament for us. We really matured as a team. We're making mistakes, but we learn from them quickly and don't repeat them. That's what most impressive about our team. Tayler (Rohwer) is quickly becoming a veteran pitcher, and doesn't get down or shook. She pitched impressively Saturday, and Jenna (Snyder) also pitched well against Akron-Westfield. Jill Buckendahl has a great swing, and is doing quite well, Rachel Husman is also hitting well, and 8th grader Micah Barnes had a break-out weekend."
Buckendahl was 5-9 at the plate in the tournament, with two RBI and three runs scoed;
Husman was 2-8, drove in three runs and stole three bases; and the sophomore Rohwer was 4-5 at the plate. On the mound, Rohwer picked up two wins, as she pitched 14 innings and allowed only three earned runs while striking out eight.
Jenna Snyder took the loss against A-W, striking out one Westerner. Only half of Akron-Westfield's runs were of the earned variety.
Alta-Aurelia's season mark was 3-3 following the conclusion of the tournament.