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North Union suffers first losses of 2012

June 18, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

FORT DODGE - Class 2A No. 1 North Union suffered its first losses of the season at the Fort Dodge Tournament this past weekend.

On Friday, the Warriors lost 7-1 to a Class 5A school, Dowling Catholic. North union came back to defeat Webster city 5-3.

On Saturday, North Union lost 9-5 to Harlan, a 4-0 school. Again the Warriors bounced back with a 13-0, five-inning victory over Emmetsburg.

Against Dowling, the Warriors still had eight hits in the contest. Tori Johnson was 2-4 with a double while Sara Johnson and Jasmine Clausen each went 2-3. Dena Looft and Taylor Mathine each went 1-3.

Collete Haag took the loss on the mound as she gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits with one strikeout and one walk.

Against Webster City, the Warriors scored all five runs in the fifth inning and survived a three-run rally in the seventh by the Lynx.

Allie Ingalls earned the win as she gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

North union had 10 hits. Clausen was 3-3. Cheyanne Boland was 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Haag also was 2-4. Ingalls was 1-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Harley Lindell was 1-4 and Autumn Boland was 1-3 with an RBI.

Haag took the los against Harlan. She pitched all seven innings and gave up nine runs (eight earned) on six hits with two walks and one strikeout.

North Union had 10 hits in the game. Lindell was 4-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Clausen was 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Mathine also was 2-3 while Haag was 1-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Cheyanne Boland was 1-4.

North Union pounded out 17 hits against Emmetsburg and scored 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Cheyanne Boland was 2-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Sara Johnson was 1-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

Also, Tori Johnson was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs. Dena Looft was 2-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Autumn Boland and Taylor Mathine each went 2-2 with an RBO. Autumn had a double. Lindell was 2-4 with an RBI while Sarah Rolling was 1-1.

Peyton Oleson earned the victory. In five innings, she gave up two hits and struck out three batters.

North Union (21-2 overall) was on the road against West Bend-Mallard for a doubleheader on Monday.

The Warriors host Central Springs on Thursday.



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