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Blue River Softball

Blue River's Aspyn Harrison tosses a pitch during a game earlier this season. Harrison and the Panthers stayed alive in the sub-district tournament with a win over Schuyler but saw the season come to a close with a loss to Seward.

Blue River softball saw its season come to an end at the B-6 sub-district tournament in Wayne on Oct. 8.

The Panthers lost to Seward in the first round of the tournament 10-0 on Oct. 7, but bounced back to defeat Schuyler later that day by an identical 7-0 score. 

Blue River then was eliminated in the first game on Oct. 8, losing 13-3 to Seward. 

The Panthers finish the season 10-18 including a win over North Bend Central on the road. That win meant a victory over a squad that finished 15-13.

Seward 13, Blue River 3: In an elimination game, Seward took a 9-0 lead in the top of the first and never looked back scoring one in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth. 

Blue River scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the third. 

Blue River 7, Schuyler 0: Blue River took a 6-0 lead in the top of the second and scored a insurance run in the top of the seventh. 

The Panthers out hit the Warriors 16-2 during the game. 

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"(We) still weren't as good as we need to be defensively, but we were able to string some things together offensively," said Blue River head coach Greg Jahde. 

Asypn Harrison went 4 for 4 at the plate and Kira Pavlik, Allie Neujahr, Sophie Mefford, Carissa Schoenrock, Natilie Martensen and Cassie Ziemba all had two hits. 

Harrison struck out eight from the circle in a winning pitching performance.

Seward 10, Blue River 0: Seward scored two in the first, four in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth. 

"(We) couldn't get anything going offensively and played poorly defensively," Jahde said. "Those two things combined, got us run ruled when it could have been a five or six-run game."

Neujahr and Harrison recorded the only two hits. 

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net

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