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By Staff | Jun 30, 2010

Cancer survivor Mary Herke threw out the ceremonial opening pitch at Pink Out night. EDN photo by Matt Heinrichs

TERRIL – After jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Graettinger-Terril softball team didn’t have many highlights the rest of the game Tuesday.

Rival Ruthven-Ayrshire limited the hosts to six hits while the Knights also committed six errors in the 3-1 loss. All three Raider runs were unearned.

G-T scored in the first inning when Dakota Hovinga hit a leadoff double. Brooke Hoffman drew a one-out walk and the Knights’ run scored when Maddy Schany singled.

Alyssa Hoffman took the loss for the Knights. She gave up six hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

She tried to help her cause as she went 2-3 at the plate, hitting in place of Tasha Neilson who injured her foot Monday evening.

Secondbaseman Morgan Matthews fields a ground ball in the Knights’ matchup with Ruthven-Ayrshire. EDN photo by Matt Heinrichs

Also Lindsay Flaharty was 1-3.

G-T coach Stephanie Hanson said her team struck out eight times-four times just watching the third strike go by.

“So we weren’t very focused,” she said.

The Knights get a couple days off before taking on Class 1A No. 6 North Sentral Kossuth in a doubleheader in Terril on Friday.