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Juda's Ramos no-hits Black Hawk; Ponies edge Barneveld; Argyle wins
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Juda's Katlyn DeVoe sets to throw the ball during the Panthers' 10-1 win over Black Hawk on Monday.
GRATIOT - Juda freshman Amber Ramos assured the Panthers will be playing for a Six Rivers East Conference title today after throwing a no-hitter to beat Black Hawk, 10-1, Monday.

Ramos' dominating performance, coupled with Barneveld's 3-2 loss to Monticello, moved Juda (11-8, 9-1 Six Rivers East) a game ahead of the Eagles (10-6, 7-2) with two games to play.

Ramos struck out 15 and walked six. She hit a three-run double in the first inning to help the Panthers jump out to an early lead.

"Ramos did a nice job," Black Hawk coach Roger Jackson said. "She was right on."

Fellow freshman Katlyn DeVoe went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Black Hawk's Kayla Melland pitched a complete game and gave up seven earned runs on five hits. She struck out five and walked 12.

Black Hawk drops to 4-12, 3-7. Juda hosts Barneveld on Tuesday and the Panthers would clinch an outright conference title with a win.

Monticello 3, Barneveld 2

BARNEVELD - The Ponies scraped away a win against the Eagles on Monday night.

Monticello (9-9, 5-5 Six Rivers East) scored a pair of runs right away in the top of the first.

"Anytime you can get up early on Barneveld, you take it," Ponies coach Duane Garrison said.

Mary Hershberger picked up the win on the mound, allowing four hits and three walks, while striking out two batters. Taylor Pfeuti was 3-for-4 at the plate for Monticello and both Taylor Klitzke and Becky Nelson were 2-4. Nelson picked up the game-winning RBI in the seventh inning.

"We stranded 12 hitters and left bases loaded in the second inning. A hit there could have blown the game open. We're still working on getting that hit," Garrison said.

Argyle 5,

Pecatonica 3

ARGYLE - Kelsey Bartels struck out 10 hitters and hit a double at the plate to lead the Orioles to yet another win Monday.

Argyle (6-11, 5-4) scored two runs in the third and fifth innings and added another in the sixth for insurance.

Kelsey Ostby was 2-for-4 at the plate and Danielle Treuthardt also had a double.

Kaci Cassidy took the loss on the hill for Pecatonica, allowing five hits and 10 walks, while striking out six. Maggie Marion was 2-2 with a double for the Vikings.

"It was a good game by both teams," Argyle coach Heidi Ganshert said. "Their walks were the difference. Tonight we got the hits to bring in some runs."

Lake Mills 31,

New Glarus 3

NEW GLARUS - The New Glarus softball team is still searching for its first win.

The Glarner Knights lost to Lake Mills, 31-3 in five innings. Lake Mills pounded out 19 hits as a team and broke the game open with a 12-run second inning. New Glarus scored one run in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Sophomore Maegan Rosselein pitched five innings for the Knights, but her defense didn't do her any favors. New Glarus (0-14, 0-8 Capitol South) was plagued by seven errors.