ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls evened their season record at 5-5 with a 12-7 Twin Lakes Conference win over Laurens-Marathon here on Friday June 1.
Alexis Hernandez was 2-4 at the plate for the Warriors with three RBI; Rachel Husman also drove in three runs with her 2-4 plate performance; and Katie Turnquist was 3-3 and knocked in two runs. Sophomore hurler Tayler Rohwer continued to pitch well, although she did have a little more trouble than usual hitting her spots. Rohwer allowed six hits in seven innings, striking out six and walking six.
Alta-Aurelia coach Dave Turnquist said his team had a good night at the plate, and their. defense was solid, "except for one inning," when he said Laurens-Marathon did a good job of capitalizing on the Warrior mistakes.
"We'll take the win and move on," said Turnquist.
The Warriors traveled to Fonda on Monday June 4th, and fell to the always-tough Mustangs, 11-1 in five innings. Alexis Hernandez was 2-2 at the plate for A-A, while Tayler Rohwer was 1-2 and drove in the Warriors' lone run, and Jill Buckendahl was 1-2. Rohwer pitched 4 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits while walking three and striking out four.
The Warrior girls hosted Storm Lake St. Mary's on Wednesday June 6th, and bounced back from their loss Monday with a 14-6 conference win over the Panthers. Tayler Rohwer pitched a complete game, allowing just two earned runs in seven innings, whle striking out four and walking five. Katie Lundquist was 4-4 including a home run, and she scored two runs and drove in another pair of runs. Jenna Snyder was 3-4 and scored three runs; Christena Heschke was 3-4 and drove in a run, and Alexis Hernandez also went deep for the Warriors and drove in five runs on two hits.
Coach Turnquist said the Warriors "hit well tonight and hit line drives. Baserunning was aggressive. Hitting can be infectious, and that's what happened tonight. We were getting some confidence.We had an inning where we made some errors and St. Mary's was very good at capitalizing on that, but we kept our composure and kept battling. I'm proud of the girls for that."
The Warriors took a 17-7 six-inning victory over Clay Central-Everly in non-conference softball action on Thursday.
Sophomore Tayler Rohwer had a big night at the plate for the Warriors, going 4-5, including a home run. Rohwer scored five times and drove in four runs. Eighth grader Micah Barnes was 3-4, stole two bases and drove in five runs, and Jill Buckendahl was 2-4, including a triple. She scored three runs and drove in two. A-A coach Dave Turnquist said his team had "another good hitting night. Our patience at the plate, good mechanics and hard work are really paying off." Pitcher Jenna Snyder got her first varsity win and pitched well, giving up four earned runs and walking only two batters. Turnquist said Snyder really settled in after the 3rd inning and had good control.
Alta-Aurelia boosted their season record to 7-6 with the win.