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No. 8 Warriors improve to 14-4

June 14, 2015
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

SPIRIT LAKE - After jumping into the Class 2A rankings at the No. 8 spot last week, North Union finished up a 3-1 weekend starting with a 13-1 win over North Iowa on Friday.

The Warriors followed up with a 2-1 record at the Spirit Lake Tournament with a 13-1 victory over Okoboji, a 7-4 loss to Westwood and a 4-3 win over Mason City.

In Friday's contest against North Iowa, Peyton Oleson pitched six innings and gave up one earned run on three hits. She struck out 11 batters while avoiding any walks.

North Union had hitting up and down the lineup with 13 hits. Sarah Rolling led the way as she went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI. Autumn Boland finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Kate Anderson also went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI while Aly Bierstedt was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two stolen bases. Kyarsten Mullen was 2-for-5 while Emma Engelby was 1-for-2 and Anna Ingalls was 1-for-4. Each of that trio had an RBI.

Against Okoboji on Saturday, North Union needed just four innings. Oleson pitched three innings and recoded seven strikeouts while giving up one unearned run and two walks. Anderson pitched an inning and recorded a strikeout.

Boland finished 2-for-3 with two RBI while Mullen was 1-for-2 with a triple and three RBI. Rolling also was 1-for-2 with a triple and an RBI.

Oleson, Anderson, Engelby, Ingalls and Shaylee Hanning each had one hit. Anderson had two RBI while Oleson, Engelby and Bierstedt each had an RBI.

Against Westwood, North Union led 4-2 after four innings with Westwood outscoring the Warriors 5-0 the rest of the way.

Oleson took the loss as she gave up seven runs (five earned) on 11 hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

The Warriors had six hits-one each by Mullen, Rolling, Anderson, Engelby, Ingalls and Hanning. Rolling had a double and two RBI while Mullen and Hanning each had one RBI.

Against Mason City, North Union surged past their opponent with a three-run sixth inning. Ingalls pitched six innings in earning the win and struck out nine batters while giving up four hits and three walks. All three Mason City runs were unearned.

North Union again had six hits with Oleson going 2-for-3 with an RBI while Hanning was 1-for-2 with a double, Boland was 1-3 with a double and an RBI and Rolling was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Ingalls also had an RBI.

North Union (14-4 overall) hosts Bishop Garrigan this evening, travels to Okoboji on Tuesday and is in Mason City to face Newman Catholic on Wednesday.



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