ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia softball team had a rough three-day stretch on the road this week as they were on the short end of the score of games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday, the Warriors traveled to Peterson to face Sioux Central, and the Rebels drove acrross six runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to end that contest by the 10-run rule, 11-1.
Rachel Husman had two hits, including a double, and the senior drove in the Warriors' lone run in the 4th inning. Gracie Winterhof and Tayler Rohwer had the team's other two hits, both singles.
Rohwer went the distance in the circle for A-A, giving up 11 runs (four of them earned) on seven hits, while walking five and striking out two.
On Tuesday, the girls played at Harris, against Harris-Lake Park, and this game was tied at 2 until H-LP drove across a run in the bottom of the 6h and held on for a 3-2 non-conference win. The Warriors collected six hits in this one, led by Husman's single and double. Husman also drove in a run, and the other RBI came from catcher Micah Barnes, an 8th grader. Sophomore Rohwer again pitched a complete game, giving up three runs (two earned) on just three hits in six innings pitched. She also walked three and struck out five.
On Wednesday it was back to Twin Lakes Conference play when the Warriors traveled to Laurens to face Laurens-Marathon. Alta-Aurelia scoerd one run in each of the first three innings, but the home team also scored in each of those frames, and their total runs scored was nine. The Chargers tacked on one more run in both the 5th and 6th innings to score an 11-3 conference win over Alta-Aurelia, which is now 11-16 overall this season.
A-A had just four base hits in the game - two each by sophomores Christina Heschke and Tayler Rohwer. Rohwer's hits were both for extra bases - a double and a home run - and she also drove in two runs, which helped her cause in the pitchers' circle. Rohwer pitched six innings and allowed only three earned runs on ten hits, but poor team fielding accounted for an additional eight unearned runs, and Laurens-Marathon scored an 11-3 victory.
The Warriors face the rated Newell-Fonda team in Alta today before finishing their regular season with an appearance in a tournament at Storm Lake Saturday.