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Orioles, Cardinals roll; Darlington, Pec struggle
Arygle's Taylor Hauser swings at a pitch from Albany pitcher Katie Krupke during the Orioles' 12-0 win on Thursday.
ALBANY - The Orioles took hold of the game right away, scoring eight runs in the top of the first inning on their way to a 12-0 win in five innings Thursday.

The first out of the game didn't come until the ninth hitter of the game, and the Orioles had six hits before the inning was over.

"Kudos to them," Comets head coach Connie Wunschel said. "They pounded the ball."

Argyle scored another run in the second, two in the third, and a final run in the fifth.

Kelsey Bartels picked up the win on the mound, throwing a two-hitter with four strikeouts and two walks.

Katie Krupke allowed 13 hits in four innings of work. Clare Koopmans pitched the final inning for the Comets.

"We took two steps forward and then three steps back. Now we have a big game (tonight) and are looking for our second conference win. I'm hoping these guys don't give up yet," Wunschel said of her players.

Brodhead 15, Palmyra-Eagle 0

BRODHEAD - Erika Stampfli threw a one-hitter and the Cardinals raked our 12 hits in the five-inning blowout Thursday.

Brodhead scored five runs in the first inning, eight in the second, and two more in the third.

Courtney Mielke, Ashley Johnson and Stampfli each had a pair of hits. Mariah Mohns, Brooke Lederman and Stampfli hit doubles, while Mielke had a triple. Tia Colins was 1-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs.

Barneveld 13, Pecatonica 2

HOLLANDALE - Kaci Cassidy allowed nine hits for the Vikings, but Barneveld took advantage of five Pecatonica errors in the five inning contest Thursday.

Barneveld scored three runs in the third, six in the fourth, and four more in the fifth. Pecatonica could only cross over a run in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Abby Smith-Krause and Maggie Marion each had two hits for Pecatonica.

Riverdale 13, Darlington 1

DARLINGTON - The Redbirds allowed seven runs in the fourth inning and fell hard to Riverdale Thursday.

Kari Blosch was 2-2 in the game and Courtney McBee had a double for Darlington.

Blosch singled in the fourth and McBee drove her in for Darlington's only run in the fourth inning.

"They were just hitting," Darlington coach Rebecca Norgard said.

Cassie Steiner struck out two hitters for Darlington (3-14, 0-13 SWAL). The Redbirds committed two errors in the game.