Busy Tournament for the Varsity Saints Softball Team

The first game was an interesting one despite a 5-run deficit in the second inning, Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity almost came all the way back, eventually falling 7-5 to Aurora on Saturday. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity scored four runs in the failed comeback on a double by Maddie Cervera in the third, a by Karington Simms in the third, a single by Erika Barwick in the seventh, and a single by Simms in the seventh. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity couldn’t keep up with Aurora early in the game. Aurora scored on a stolen base in the first inning, a double by Jenn VanDeWalle in the first inning, a error in the first inning, and a groundout in the second inning. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity scored one run when Janesa Kring doubled with zero outs in the first inning. Aurora took the lead for good with five runs in the first inning. In the first a runner stole home, VanDeWalle doubled off of Abby Ceriva, driving in two runs, and there was an error, scoring two runs. VanDeWalle earned the win for Aurora. She threw seven innings, allowing five runs, 11 hits, striking out two, and walking one. Ceriva took the loss for Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. She pitched one-third of an inning, giving up five runs, three hits, and striking out one. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity collected 11 hits. Maddie Cervera, Erika Barwick, and Ceriva each collected multiple hits for Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. Ceriva, Barwick, and Cervera each managed two hits to lead Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. Aurora had seven hits in the game. Bailey Collingham and Tabby Johansen each collected multiple hits for Aurora.

The second game was a good game. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity’s effort to come back from down ten runs in the third inning came up just short, as they fell 15-13 to Boone Central/Newman Grove on Saturday. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity scored eight runs in the failed comeback on a single by Janesa Kring, a single by Maddie Cervera, a single by Erika Barwick, a stolen base , a fielder’s choice by Haley Witte, a walk by Kyanna Kring, and a passed ball. Both teams exchanged the lead back-and-forth in the game, but Boone Central/Newman Grove eventually took the lead for good thanks to a groundout in the second inning. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity scored one run when Abby Ceriva singled with zero outs in the first inning. Boone Central/Newman Grove took the lead for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second there was an error, scoring one run, Karlie Tisthammer doubled off of Ceriva, driving in one run, and Mattie Young singled off of Ceriva, driving in two runs. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity scored eight runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Janesa Kring, a single by Maddie Cervera, a single by Erika Barwick, a stolen base , a fielder’s choice by Haley Witte, a walk by Kyanna Kring, and a passed ball. Boone Central/Newman Grove scored six runs in the third inning. The big inning for Boone Central/Newman Grove came thanks to a error, a walk by Taylor Olnes, a double by Hanna Seier, and a error. Cervera took the loss for Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. She pitched one and one-third innings, allowing seven runs, four hits, and striking out one. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity collected seven hits. Ceriva and Cervera each collected multiple hits for Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. Ceriva and Cervera each drove in two runs to lead Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. Boone Central/Newman Grove had 11 hits in the game. Keiley Tisthammer, Emily Groeteke, Tisthammer, and Lauren Hedlund each collected multiple hits for Boone Central/Newman Grove.

The third game was a pretty easy one for the Southern Valley/Alma saints. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity jumped out to an early lead over Chase County and took home a 14-4 victory on Saturday. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity scored on a walk by Maddie Cervera, a walk by Erika Barwick, and a double by Kaylla Hardenbrook in the first inning. Chase County scored three runs in the fifth inning, but Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Chase County came thanks to a single. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Sydney Vetter walked Maddie Cervera with the bases loaded to drive in a run. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity scored eight runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a double by Haley Witte, a single by Kyanna Kring, a error, a double by Erika Barwick, a error, and a single by Witte. Chase County scored three runs in the fifth inning. Chase County’s big inning was driven by a single. Cervera earned the win for Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. She pitched five innings, allowing four runs, eight hits, striking out seven, and walking one. Vetter took the loss for Chase County. She threw five innings, allowing 14 runs, 17 hits, and striking out five. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity collected 17 hits. Kring, Barwick, Sydney Scharvin, Witte, Cervera, Janesa Kring, and Kaylla Hardenbrook each collected multiple hits for Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. Kring went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity in hits. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity didn’t commit a single error in the field. Abby Ceriva had the most chances in the field with seven. Chase County had eight hits in the game. Whitney Hopp and Lauren Gockley each collected multiple hits for Chase County.

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