G/T defeats rival A-R
TERRIL – After watching its lead disappear, Graettinger-Terril erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat rival Armstrong-Ringsted 10-6 on Monday.
The Knights led 4-1 after two innings, but the Mustangs scored four runs in the top of the sixth.
“We started a little flat,” said G-T coach Stephanie Hanson. “But when we got behind, we seemed to wake up.”
The Knights pounded out five hits in the sixth inning, one each from Nikki Brown, Lindsay Flaharty, Hailey Nelson, Tasha Neilson and Maddy Schany, and took advantage of a few passed balls to plate those six runs.
Schany, Neilson and Amanda Oleson each went 2-4 with Schany recording two RBIs and Neilson and Oleson each with one.
Flaharty and Nelson both were 1-3 with an RBI while Brooke Hoffman and Morgan Matthews both went 1-4 with an RBI.
Alyssa Hoffman pitched all seven innings giving up six runs (three earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and five walks.
For the Mustangs, Hannah Gardner took the loss. She gave up 11 hits with one strikeout and two walks. Megan Sanders and Emily Irmiter each went 2-4. Dena Looft and Jeanette Govern both went 1-4.
G-T returns to action this evening against Ruthven-Ayrshire. It’s Pink-Out Night at the Terril field.
A-R plays a doubleheader against West Bend-Mallard on Wednesday.
This past Saturday, Graettinger-Terril split its final two games of the Okoboji Tournament.
The Knights led MOC-Floyd Valley with two outs in the bottom of the seventh when the Dutch rallied for a 6-5 victory.
In the next game, G-T took a 7-1 lead after two innings over Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley and held on for a 7-6 victory.