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Monroe cruises by Juda, 10-2
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MONROE - The Monroe Optimists No. 1 scored five runs in the second inning of a 10-4 victory over Juda in a Monroe Area Fastpitch League softball game Aug. 1.

Kristin McArdle, Alyssa Montgomery and Kasey Gutzmer each had multiple hits for Monroe. Sarah Kloepping and Montgomery each had RBI triples and Heather Barta collected three RBIs for Monroe.

Becca Armstrong struck out 10 batters over 5 2/3 innings of work for Monroe.

Orangeville picked up a pair of wins in a Red League doubleheader by beating Orfordville 2-1 and Brodhead 12-2.

In White League play, Monroe Optimists No. 2 lost to Albany 11-5. Briana Katzenberger, Breawn Ambrose, Michaela Geiken and Elicia Frie had two hits for Monroe. Corey Wells only allowed three earned runs, but took the loss for Monroe.