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Indians post 2-1 record at home tournament

June 11, 2012
Estherville Daily News

SPIRIT LAKE - Spirit Lake posted a 2-1 record at its own tournament on Saturday. The Indians opened the day with a 9-0 win over Kingsley-Pierson then lost Remsen St. Mary's 6-5 before bouncing back with an 8-7 win over West Bend-Mallard.

The Indians pounded out 12 hits against Kingsley-Pierson and put up five runs in the fifth inning.

Bailee Newman picked up the win on the mound. She gave up three hits while striking out four batters with three walks.

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Spirit Lake’s Haley Johnson slides safely into home plate against Kingsley-Pierson on Saturday.
EDN photo by David Swartz

At the plate, Heyley Roberts was 2-3 with two RBIs. Alissa Christoffer, Amanda Bueltel and Cara Vale all went 2-5. Christoffer and Vale each had an RBI. Paige Krause, Emily Mercer, Carly Ites and Newman each had one hit.

Against St. Mary's, Spirit Lake rallied to tie the game at 5-5 headed into the sixth inning, but the visitors scored the g-ahead run in the sixth.

Newman pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four runs on four hits with three strikeouts and four walks. Kraus pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two runs on three hits with four walks and one strikeout. Vale pitched a third of an inning and gave up one walk.

Spirit Lake had nine hits against West Bend-Mallard while the Wolverines had 11.

The Indians (9-11 overall) were home against Storm Lake on Monday. Spirit Lake is on the road against Sibley-Ocheyedan today.



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