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Mustangs fall to rival Eagles

By Staff | Jul 11, 2009

Amy Leach’s stellar high school career came to an end Friday as the Mustangs lost 3-2 to North Sentral Kossuth. Unofficially, A-R assistant coach Harry McMaken said Leach ends her careers three strikeouts short of 1,000. EDN file photo

SWEA CITY – The season wasn’t supposed to end quite this soon-but Armstrong-Ringsted never gave up hope in its 3-2 loss to rival North Sentral Kossuth on Friday.

“The girls really played hard and the effort was there the entire game,” said A-R assistant coach Harry McMaken. “The entire game, the expectation was to win.”

The host Eagles, who played the visitor on this night, took a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Rosie Cheever led off with a single, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Megan Sanders. However, that was all-a-R could get.

The Mustangs scored their other run in the bottom of the sixth when Harley Lindell singled, moved to second when Emily Irmiter drew a walk, to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brittney Mitchell and scored on a passed ball.

However, the Mustangs bats were mostly silent.

Lindell was 2-3 while Sanders and Cheever were each 1-3.

Ace A-R pitcher Amy Leach recorded double digits in strikeouts with 13 compared to one walk, but NSK came up with seven hits.

“The girls played extremely well,” said McMaken. “The team came so far this year.”

A-R says farewell to three seniors-Leach, Cheever and Morgan Grabinoski.

The Mustangs end the season with a 16-7 record.

NSK000 101 1 – 3 7 0

A-R000 001 1 – 2 4 2

WP: Shayna Geitzenauer. LP: Amy Leach.