North Union came out on top in the Estherville Lincoln Central Tournament last Saturday. The Warriors defeated the host Midgets 6-2 and then defeated Spencer 8-1 in the championship game.
ELC bounced back in the consolation game with a 15-2 win over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire. The Titans had lost 11-0 to the Tigers in the first game of the day.
ELC coach Megan Anderson said her team struggled to come up with the big hits against North Union.
"We left six runners on base and had our opportunities," she said.
Meanwhile, the Warriors scored two runs each in the first, third and fifth innings. ELC had one run in the second and one in the sixth.
Peyton Oleson earned the win for the Warriors as she struck out five and walked one.
Liz Brashear took the loss as she gave up six earned runs with three strikeouts and no walks.
At the plate for the Midgets, Rachel Bates, Sarah Schacherer and Colleen Humble each were 1-3 while Carson Gjerde was 1-4.
"Carson hit the ball hard in that game, it was just right at the defense," said Anderson.
The Warriors finished with 10 hits. Sarah Rolling was 3-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Dena Looft was 2-4 with an RBI and Autumn Boland was 2-4. Also Breanna Anderson was 1-1 and Kyarsten Mullen was 1-4. Oleson had two RBIs.
ELC defeats GT/RA
In ELC's rematch with GT/RA-the Midgets defeated the Titans 11-1 in the first game of the season-the hosts took advantage of walks and miscues by the visitors.
For ELC, Schacherer finished 3-5 with a run and Alyssa Friesner was 2-2 with two runs and walked twice. Hallie Jensen was 1-2 with three RBIs while Brashear was 1-2 with an RBI and Gjerde was 1-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Gjerde pitched two innings and gave up two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts and two walks. Morgan White pitched three innings and struck out four batters and walked two.
The Titans finished with four hits. Daisy Jordan was 2-3, Taylor Park was 1-2 with two RBIs and Sara Harris was 1-2. Maddy Norris took the loss as she struck out three and walked 13.
NU downs Tigers in title game
In the championship game, North Union's defense was the key. Oleson struck out three batters and walked one while giving up one earned run on seven hits.
The Warriors came up with eight hits with Boland and Rolling each going 2-4 with a double. Rolling had three RBIs. Oleson was 1-4 with two RBIs while Anna Ingalls was 1-3 with an RBI and Mullen was 1-4 with an RBI. Looft also was 1-4.
Tigers trounce Titans, 11-0
Taylor Park pitched the first game against Spencer for the Titans. She gave up 15 hits with one strikeout and three walks.
The Titans managed just two hits with Maddy Norris and Daisy Jordan each going 1-3.