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Warrior softball takes one win, loses three last week

Adam Dublinske | Cherokee Chronicle Times

The Alta-Aurelia softball team traveled to Emmetsburg on Wednesday, where they suffered a 9-3 loss, before earning a 3-1 home win over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Friday. On Saturday, the Warriors hosted a tournament where they suffered two losses, 12-2 to East Sac County and 2-1 to Ridge View.

On Wednesday against Emmetsburg, the E-Hawks scored four runs in the first and the Warriors scored two in the third. Emmetsburg scored two runs in the fifth, Alta-Aurelia scored one in the top of the sixth and the E-Hawks followed with three runs in the bottom of the sixth for the 9-3 final.

Alta-Aurelia had seven singles and two RBIs. They walked three times and struck out seven. Sophomores Kadence Langschwager and Peyton Kies each scored a run and had two singles. Senior Addison Fritz had a single and an RBI, sophomore Clare Gunkelman had an RBI and eighth-grader Quimby Kies scored a run.

Juniors Nora Peterson and Quimby Kies each stole a base in the game. Freshman Leah Kannegieter went the distance, allowing 12 hits, nine runs, eight earned runs, two walks, four walks and one strikeout.

In Friday’s win over GTRA, the Warriors scored two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. The Titans scored a run in the seventh, but the Warriors took the win 3-1.

Alta-Aurelia had seven hits and three RBI. They walked four times, were hit by a pitch, and struck out three times. Quimby Kies had a single and two RBI, while Peyton Kies scored a run and had two hits. Langschwager had a single and an RBI, Gunkelman and Fritz each scored a run and singled, and junior Caitlyn Mattson had a single.

Langschwager, Peyton Kies and Gunkelman each stole a base in the game. Senior Lily Reeves pitched all seven innings and allowed four hits, one run, walked three, hit one batter and struck out three.

On Saturday against East Sac County, the Raiders scored one run in the first, two in the second and one in the third before the Warriors scored their two runs in the top of the fourth. East Sac County scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth and three in the fifth for the 12-2 final.

Alta-Aurelia had two hits, a single and a double, with two RBIs. They walked four times, were hit by a pitch and struck out seven times. Langschwager doubled and had two RBIs, while Kies singled. Mattson and junior Savannah Johnson each scored a run.

Mattson stole two bases, while Johnson and Peterson each grabbed one. Reeves went the distance, allowing 10 hits, 12 runs, six earned, two walks, two batters hit and five strikeouts.

In the 2-1 loss to the Raptors, the Warriors hit two singles, walked four, were hit by a pitch and struck out nine. Nora Peterson and freshman Elsie Peterson each hit a single while Mattson scored the run.

Mattson and Peyton Kies each stole a base in the game. Sophomore Hayden Berkland went the distance and allowed four hits, two runs, one earned, three walks, hit one batter and struck out four.

Alta-Aurelia is now 5-14 overall, 3-7 in the Twin Lakes Conference, and was scheduled to play OABCIG on Wednesday and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Thursday. They host 10-8 Gehlen Catholic on Monday at 7 p.m.