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Ponies roll past Warriors
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SOUTH WAYNE - The visiting Ponies blasted the Warriors 15-0 in a conference matchup Tuesday, ending the game in five innings.

Picking up the win for Monticello was senior ace Claire Bruns, who allowed one hit in four innings of work on the mound.

"We played good defense and solid offense, and that is our M.O.," said Monticello head coach Duane Garrison. "We were able to hit them hard, and we put together a solid night's work. They were without one of their primary pitchers (Rachel Richard), but we did a good job in bringing in runners."

The Ponies were able to climb out to an early five-run lead by the end of the second inning, and when the third rolled around, Monticello widened the gap with a nine-run third inning.

Courtney Leuzinger went 2-for-2, including a three-run blast in the third. Bruns also went 2-for-2, while Clare Gietzel and Jessie Garrison both went 2-for-4 and 2-for-5, respectively.

Sam Lovelace picked up the loss for the Warriors.

Barneveld 3,

Juda-Albany 1

JUDA - The Juda-Albany co-op softball team lost 3-1 to the visiting Golden Eagles in a Six Rivers East conference matchup Tuesday.

The fourth inning proved to be the turning point for the Eagles, as Juda-Albany committed three straight errors that allowed Barneveld to score two runs to take the lead.

Tabatha Davis pitched all seven innings, giving up one earned run, four hits, one walk, while striking out seven for Juda-Albany. Davis also scored the lone run for her team, with an RBI groundout to bring home Alexis Goecks in the first inning.

Despite the loss, Juda-Albany coach Bill Davis said he is optimistic about his team's performance against a tough Barneveld team.

"I think we can compete with anyone," he said. "We are young, as we have four freshmen playing. They have to mature and grow up in a hurry, but we also need to shore up some mistakes. We will get there in time; they just have a little work to do."

Argyle 11, Pecatonica 1

ARGYLE - It was a game of mishaps for both the Argyle and Pecatonica softball teams Tuesday, as both teams committed their fare share of errors. In the end, Argyle won the matchup 11-1 thanks in part to a number of players putting together solid performances at the plate.

Jessica Treuthardt picked up the win for the Orioles, pitching all seven innings, giving up one run, and striking out seven Vikings players. Helping provide the run support for Treuthardt were juniors Hannah Saalsaa, who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Jessica Geissbuhler, who went 2-for-4 with an additional two RBIs.

Argyle committed six errors throughout the game, while the Vikings committed five.

Julia Meyer picked up the loss for the Vikings, pitching six innings, giving up four earned runs and striking out one batter. Emily Scoville was 2-for-3 for coach Chuck Meyer and Pecatonica.

"I want our team to believe they can hang a little better," he said. "We hung with them for a while, (but) we need to believe that we can be competitive for seven innings. The errors that we committed tonight is just a matter of us focusing better. We need to get the fundamentals down right."

Lakeside 14,

New Glarus 2

LAKE MILLS - In a matchup between cross conference opponents, it was the host Warriors of the Capitol North that bested their Capitol South counterparts with a 14-2 win on Tuesday.

New Glarus scored its two lone runs in the fourth inning, while Lakeside Lutheran was able to counter with six runs of its own in the fourth. Emma Jackson was on the mound for the Knights.

While the Knights didn't get the results that they were looking for, first-year head coach Hannah Grossen remains upbeat about her team's improvements.

"We're improving from both of our games," Grossen said. "We're getting our fundamentals down, but now we just need to get our bats going to get us on the winning track."