Warrior softball falls to Falcons, Hawks


The Alta-Aurelia softball team suffered a pair of losses this past week, a 9-3 road loss to OABCIG on Wednesday and 11-8 to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at home on Thursday.

Against OABCIG, the Falcons scored three runs in the first before the Warriors put up a run in the top of the third. OABCIG added six more in the bottom of the third and Alta-Aurelia scored one run in each the fourth and sixth for the 9-3 final.

Alta-Aurelia had seven hits, six singles and a double, with one RBI. they were walked seven times and struck out three times. Junior Nora Peterson hit a double and had an RBI while sophomore Kadence Langschwager scored a run and hit two singles. Freshman Elsie Peterson scored a run and hit a single, junior Caitlyn Mattson scored a run, and eighth grader Quimby Kies, sophomore Peyton Kies and senior Addison Fritz each hit a single.

Langschwager, Elsie Peterson, Quimby Kies and sophomore Clare Gunkelman each stole a base in the game. Sophomore Hayden Berkland pitched the whole game and allowed five hits, nine runs, one earned, walked two, hit one batter and struck out five.

On Thursday against HMS, the Warriors scored a run in the first but the Hawks put up two in the second. Alta-Aurelia scored another run in the fourth and HMS added one in the fifth and fired off for seven in the top of the sixth. The Warriors scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth, but HMS added another run in the seventh for the 11-8 final.

The Warriors had eight hits, seven singles and a double, with eight RBIs. They were walked six times, hit by four pitches and struck out nine times. Fritz had four RBIs while Langschwager scored two runs, hit a single and a double, and had an RBI. Nora Peterson scored a run and hit two singles, senior Jaci Degroot hit a single and had two RBIs and junior Savannah Johnson scored a run, hit a single and had an RBI.

Peyton Kies stole two bases in the game while Nora Peterson took one. Berkland pitched all seven innings and allowed 12 hits, 11 runs, seven earned, walked four, hit four batters and struck out six.

Alta-Aurelia is now 5-16 and was scheduled to face Lawton-Bronson on Wednesday. They will travel to take on 9-14 East Sac County on Monday for the first round of postseason play at 7 p.m.

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