The Alta-Aurelia girls' softball squad had a rough weekend, losing three games in three days.
On Saturday, the Warriors competed in a tough tournament at Akron, and in their first contest, against West Lyon, the Warriors held a 5-0 lead after their at-bat in the 5th inning, but West Lyon got four runs in the bottom of the 5th, then exploded for nine more in the 6th to take a 13-5 victory.
Tayler Rohwer suffered the loss in the picher's circle, with the sophomore allowing 13 runs - only one of which was earned - on nine hits. Rohwer struck out three and didn't walk anyone.
At the plate, the Warriors rapped out 16 base hits, including a triple by clean-up hitter Alexis Hernandez. Rohwer and Gracie Winterhof each had three hits, and Hernandez, D.J. Flores, Christina Heschke and April Hase had two hits apiece.
In their second game Saturday, things didn't get any easier, as the Warriors' opponent was Remsen-Union. Again, Alta-Aurelia grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the second, but after that it was all R-U, as the Rockets won, 11-1, in five inings. Rohwer was again in the pitcher's circle for A-A, and she threw all five innings, giving up 11 runs (three earned) on eight hits, while walking three and striking out three. The Warriors were only able to muster five hits as a team, with Christina Heschke collecting two of those, one of them a three-bagger.
The Warriors came back home on Monday to host East Sac County in a Twin Lakes Conference match-up, and Alta-Aurelia scored three runs in the 6th inning to take a a 3-2 lead going into the 7th inning. East Sac drove across two runs of their own in that frame, though, and hung on for a tight 4-3 win over the Warrior girls.
Rohwer again hurled for the Warrior girls, and she gave up four earned runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out three. Gracie Winterhof had two hits to pace A-A's attack. Rohwer's double was the only extra-base hit among the Warriors' eight base knocks.
Alta-Aurelia's season mark now stands at 9 - 13.