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Ponies dominate Cardinals
MONTICELLO - It's a busy week for Monticello junior Courtney Leuzinger, who is making college visits and playing three softball games this week including one against Orangeville in Chicago.

Leuzinger started the week off with a bang tossing a three-hit shutout and going 3-for-4 with two triples, a double and five RBI to propel the Ponies to a 10-0 win over Highland in six innings Monday. With the win, Monticello stays unbeaten (9-0, 3-0 Six Rivers East).

Leuzinger pitched six innings and struck out seven to earn the win. She walked just one and didn't have a ball leave the infield in dominating the Cardinals. However, her three-run double in the second inning sparked the Ponies, who took a 4-0 lead.

"I think that gave her a lot of confidence when she went back out on the mound," Monticello coach Duane Garrison said.

Leuzinger retired nine of the next 12 batters she faced.

"It was a huge confidence booster for our team and her (Leuzinger)," Garrison said. "Highland was picked to finish near the top of their conference."

Monticello junior Jordan Garrison went 2-for-4.

Dodgeville 12, Pecatonica 3

BLANCHARDVILLE - Errors came back to haunt Pecatonica in a 12-3 non-conference loss to Dodgeville.

Pecatonica (2-5, 1-1 Six Rivers East) committed seven errors. Pecatonica junior Emily Scoville pitched a complete game and gave up just three earned runs on seven hits. She struck out three and walked seven. Nine of the 14 batters who reached on an error or walked came around to score.

"We have to do better," Pecatonica coach Chuck Meyer said. "We have to be more consistent if we are going to be better."

The Vikings did finish with 10 total hits off the Dodgers. Pecatonica's Sami Miller went 2-for-3 and Kailee Schraepfer went 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Cuba City 16, Darlington 1

DARLINGTON - Cuba City racked up 15 hits en route to beating the Redbirds 16-1 in five innings.

Darlington senior pitcher Jena Foulker pitched four innings and gave up 11 earned runs on 15 hits. She struck out two and walked four. The Cubans limited the Redbirds to just four hits.