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1 Thursday, July 22, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine VARSITY SOFTBALL Concluded from p.8 tough at bat, fouling off several pitches until finally she connected with a pitch she liked and sent it to right center field scoring Brown and Reed. That gave Norwalk the only two scores of the nighL Others with hits for Norwalk included Dani Richardson, Tori Mateer and Abby Hamilton. Norwalk's defense played tough the remaining three innings to hold off an Eagle comeback. Pella 6, Norwalk 5 The Pella Lady Dutch traveled to Norwalk and defeated the Warriors, 6-5, in a game that had several lead changes. Jacey Gutknecht took the mound and went the dis- tance giving up six hits, four strikeouts and one walk. She gave the fielders several fly ball outs arid many ground ball outs. There were a couple cru- cial errors made by Norwalk that cost them at least two runs and ulti- mately giving Pella the game. Norwalk scored first in the second inning on a leadoff double by Nelson. Nelson scored on the next play when Richardson hit a ball hard to the second baseman that misplayed it. Natalie Meuler put down a nice bunt that moved Richardson to second base, Mateer was up next and moved Richardson to third on a hit to the first baseman. Richardson later scored on a single by Seibert. Norwalk scored one run in each of the next three innings. In the fourth inning, Mateer crushed a homerun over the left field fence. In the fifth inning Reed started witha single, then Lammers executed a perfect fake bunt-slap that moved Reed to second base. Reed then stole third and scored on a single by Richardson. When Pella took the lead in the sev- enth inning, Norwalk couldn't rally back to take the lead and eventually the win. The seventh inning started with Lammers hit- ting a fly ball to the short stop, then Nelson connect- ing for a single and then follr.wed by two more fly ball outs to the short stop. Norwalk 3, Oskaloosa 2 The Oskaloosa Indians traveled to Norwalk to compete in the last regu- lar season game of the year, as well as the last con- ference game. The War- riors came away with the win, 3-2, in dramatic fash- ion. The Warriors got be- hind 2-0 after the first in- ning following three straight hits off starting pitcher Brown. However, the Warrior defense didn't allow another run for the remainder of the game, while the offense found its stride and made a come- Sophomore Kaitlin Freshman Calyn back beginning in the third inning. Seibert started with a single and Maddie Cor- nish came in to pinch run. Hamilton put down a per- fect sacrifice bunt which moved Cornish to second; Brown was up next and hit another single. With Cor- nish on third and Reed up to bat, she hit a single which scored Cornish. The Warriors scored again in the fifth inning when Hamilton reached on a single, Brown advanced her with a bunt, Reed reached base with a defen- sive interference on a bunt single and Lammers hit a single, scoring Hamilton and Nelson hit a sac fly scoring Reed. Others hit- ting for the Warriors in- cluded Richardson with two singles and Nelson also connected for a single. ADM 4, Norwalk 1 Norwalk hosted the first round of districts re- cently when the Warriors Sophomore Dani Richardson Gonder Sophomore Lyndsey Pritchard Thompson took on the Tigers from ADM. The Tigers took a two-run lead and never looked back, ADM took advantage of three costly errors by the Warriors, but also added timely hitting to plate four runs. Norwalk ended their sea- son with this 4-1 loss. Brown again took the mound for the Warriors and gave up-seven hits and no walks in four innings. Gutknecht entered the game in the top of the fifth inning in relief of Brown and gave up three hits and no walks in three innings. Norwalk had a difficult time figuring out the ADM pitcher and didn't post a hit until the bottom of the third inning. Hamilton got the Warriors started by hit- ting a triple past the cen- ter fielder. With one out, Brown connected for an RBI hit to the short stop. That was the only run the Warriors could muster up throughout the game. The Sophomore Megan Seymour. Photos submitted. offense seemed to be guessing where the pitch was instead of reacting to it and hitting it where it was pitched. The Warriors had nine strikeouts and four fly outs, which makes starting any type of rally a difficulty. The Warriors were able to get rtmners on in the sixth inning when Hamilton reached base by an error by the first baseman. Next, Brown reached base on an error by the second baseman and with one out and run- ners on first and second, Lammers hit a single which loaded the bases. The inning came to a halt with a strikeout and the Warriors were unable to get anything going in the final inning. The Warriors ended the season with a combined record of 15-16 and 9-5 in the Little Hawkeye Con- fere ,,The record was good;' en 0ugh to place the Warriors third in confer- ence play placing them behind Pella and Pella Christian who tied for first place. It was an exciting season to be a part of, with many ups and downs and the team looks forward tO the returning of many starters for next season. The coaching staff also wishes two seniors, Reed and Seibert, 8ood luck next year as they tackle college life. clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Central OfficeAdministrati0n High School (Grades 10-12) High School Activities Eastview 8/9 School Middle 6/7 School Lakewood Elementary (Grades 4-5) Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-3) Transportation Office (Bus Barn) Food Service/Nutrition Office Building & Grounds Office Directory 981-0676 981-4201 981-4204 981-9655 981-0435 981-1850 981-t005 981-0016 981-9876 981-0917 ( i