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July 18, 2013

Little League Softball: Warrior Run Juniors drop opener

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And although Warrior Run plated a couple of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, the team still stranded 15 runners on base in the game.

Jackie Vognetz drew a pair of bases-loaded walks and Maddie Beyer hit an RBI single to highlight the middle of the game for Warrior Run.

"We couldn't come up with the clutch hit," said Reynolds, whose team collected nine hits in the contest. "We had runners on, a lot, but we couldn't get the clutch hit when we needed it to drive in runs."

NEBALL didn't have such problems in the game as McKenna Wheaton doubled prior to winning pitcher Hannah Dum hitting an RBI single in a three-run sixth that pretty much sealed the win for the District 15 champs.

"We did take advantage of our opportunities and we didn't strand a lot of girls, which was good," said Boardman. "We got them on, we got them over (a base) and we got them in. That's the way to do it."

Warrior Run now has to shake off not just the remaining rust from its inactivity, but also a lopsided loss before taking the field for its next game.

"They know they can hit the pitching. That gives them the confidence for the next game that they are going to go in and swing the bat and hopefully do well," said Reynolds. "We gave up too many mistakes. Hopefully we can cut out the mistakes and play a better ballgame next time."

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