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North Union improves to 13-0 and area round-up

June 12, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

EVERLY, MILFORD - Class 2A No. 3 North Union remains perfect so far this week after sweeping Clay Central-Everly 13-1 and 12-0 on Monday and defeating Okoboji 10-3 on Tuesday.

Allie Ingalls pitched four innings in the first inning against CC-E Monday. She gave up one earned run on two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

North Union finished with 12 hits led by Autumn Boland who went 4-4 with three doubles and six RBIs. Dena Looft and Sara Rolling each went 2-3 while Sara Johnson was 1-2 with two RBIs and Taylor Mathine was 1-3 with two RBIs.

Also, Ingalls and Jasmine Clausen each went 1-2.

Peyton Oleson pitched four innings in the second game. She struck out six batters and gave up four hits.

North Union had 10 hits. Rolling was 2-3 with three RBIS and Johnson was 2-3 with two RBIs. Autumn Boland was 1-3 with two RBIs. Cheyanne Boland was 1-1 while Mathine and Looft each were 1-2. Ingalls and Collete Haag each went 1-3. Ingalls, Cheyanne Boland, Haag, Looft and clause each had an RBI.

Against Okoboji, Ingalls and Mathine each went 4-4 with two RBIs. Ingalls hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning and also a had a triple. She also earned the win as she gave up three runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and three walks.

North Union pounded out 17 hits.

Autumn Boland was 3-5 with three RBIs while Haag and Looft each went 2-4. Rolling was 1-3 and Johnson was 1-4. Cheyanne Boland had two RBIs.

North Union (13-0) is at Spencer this evening.

Warriors fall to Spalding

BANCROFT - North Union out-hit visiting Spalding Catholic 6-2, but the visitors scored three unearned runs to defeat the Warriors 3-1 on Tuesday.

North Union's lone run came in the third inning as Cody Runksmeier led off with a double and went to third on a ground-out by Colin Runksmeier. Cody scored when Sawyer Doocy reached base on an error.

That tied the game at 1-1, but in the top of the fifth, Spalding's Lucas Hunt reached on an error, went to second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Erik Willman.

Spalding took advantage of a pair of two-out walks giving up by Doocy in the sixth inning and scored an insurance run on a North union error.

Doocy pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three runs on two hits with nine strikeouts and five walks.

Spalding's Brady Heying struck out three batters and walked two as he earned the win.

At the plate for the Warriors, Colin Runksmeier was 2-4, Brandon Kollasch was 1-1, Spencer Ricke was 1-3 and Cody Runskmeier was 1-4.

North Union (6-5 overall) was home against Clarion-Goldfield on Wednesday. The Warriors are in Milford this evening to take on Okoboji.

Titans earn sweep over Panthers

CORWITH - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire swept Corwith-Wesley-Luverne in a pair of games on Monday. The Titans took game one 20-0 in three innings.

Alyssa Hoffman pitched all three innings and gave up one hit while striking out one batter and walking two.

GTRA pounded out 19 hits with Hoffman going 3-4 with a solo home run and a double.

Morgan McGrauth was 3-4 with three RBIs while Grace Skattebo was 3-3 with an RBI. Daisy Jordan also went 3-4 with a triple and an RBI while Sara Harris was 2-3.

Also, Jackie Tonderum was 1-1 with an RBI, Marly Bakken was 1-2, Brooke Hoffman and Alex Oleson each were 1-3 and Cassy Hampson was 1-4.

The Titans won the second game 14-1 in four innings.

Skattebo earned the win on the mound. She struck out six, walked five and gave up three hits.

The Titans had 14 hits with Marly Bakken going 3-3 with three doubles and three RBIs. Alyssa Hoffman and McGrauth each went 2-3 while Cassy Hampson was 2-4. Daisy Jordan and Jackie Tonderum each went 1-2 with two RBIs and Brooke Hoffman was 1-3 with two RBIs.

GTRA (4-11) is at Spirit Lake on Thursday.

Indians stomp out Generals

SPIRIT LAKE - Spirit Lake jumped out to a 10-2 lead over Sibley-Ocheyedan in the first 2 1/2 innings and put the Generals away with two runs in the fifth in the 12-2 win on Tuesday.

Bailee Newman pitched all fiving innings giving up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

At the plate, Alissa Christoffer and Paige Krause each went 2-4 with an RBI. Maddie Richter was 1-3 with two RBIs while Erin Dau, Carly Ites and Mackenzie Thate also were all 1-3. Newman was 1-4. Ites, Newman and Thate each had one RBI.

Spirit Lake (8-9 overall) was on the road against Western Christian on Wednesday. The Indians host Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire this evening.



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