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Aquinas Softball

Aquinas freshman Veronica Reimers singles a run in during a game earlier this season. Reimers and the Monarchs went 1-5 with a win over Logan View/Scribner-Snyder last week.

Ashland-Greenwood 10, Aquinas 4: Aquinas gave up six runs in the top of the first at the Ashland-Greenwood Invite on Saturday and was never able to climb out of the hole, surrendering one in the second and three in the third. 

Aquinas scored one in the first, one in the fourth and a pair of runs in the fifth.

Ralston 18, Aquinas 2: In the second game of the tournament, Aquinas leveled the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the first, but gave up three runs in the second, six in the third and seven in the fourth. 

The Monarchs were out hit 22-2. 

Omaha Gross Catholic 13, Aquinas 6: Aquinas trailed 5-0 after give up five runs in the bottom of the first. 

A run in the top of the second narrowed the gap to 5-1, but that was as close as the Monarchs would come.

Gross Catholic scored three more in the second, two in the third, and one run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. 

Aquinas scored two in the third and three in the fifth.  

Aquinas' record is at 3-11 after the weekend. 

Aquinas 8, Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 4: After giving up two runs in the top of the first, Aquinas answered with two in the first and one in the second to take a 3-2 lead in a triangular on Sept. 12.

LVSS then scored two in the top of the third to take a 4-3 lead, but Aquinas tied the game up in the bottom of the third. 

Aquinas scored two in the firth to take a 6-4 lead and added two more insurance runs in the seventh.

West Point GACC 14, Aquinas 4: Aquinas lost to GACC in the first game of the triangular at West Point. GACC took a 2-0 lead in the first, but Aquinas scored three in the second and enjoyed a brief lead.

GACC then plated 12 runs in the third, and Aquinas was only able to answer with one of its own.  

Freeman 13, Aquinas 3 : Freeman scored two runs in the second, three in the fourth and eight in the fifth to defeat Aquinas on Sept. 10.  

Aquinas scored all three of its runs in the third, taking a 3-2 lead before Freeman retook the lead for good in the fourth.

"We hung tough with a very solid Freeman team for three innings," Aquinas head coach Paul Gahan said in emailed comments. "They have a very good pitcher, good team speed. We need to get more consistent with our defense and limit mistakes, as well as limit the number of free bases we give the opponent."

Logan View/Scribner Snyder 10, Blue River 0: Aspyn Harrison had two hits including a triple. LVSS scored one in the first, four in the second and five in the fourth to begin a triangular on Sept. 10. 

"Not much went right this game," Blue River head coach Greg Jahde said in comments. "We had way too many errors. We walked eight batters and we struck out nine to 12 outs. Any team is going to have a tough night with those statistics."

Tekamah-Herman 10, Blue River 1: In the second half of the triangular, Tekamah-Herman scored three in the second before Blue River closed the gap to 3-1 in the top of the third. Tekamah Herman extended it back out to a three run lead with a single run in the third then blew it open with six in the fourth.

Aspyn Harrison had two hits, one of which was an RBI single.

"The main story was poor defense," Jahde said. "Only four of the 10 runs were earned. We need to get this straightened out if we're going to figure things out." 

Central City 17, Blue River 6: Blue River lost a Sept. 12 home game against Central City when a 2-2 game turned for the visitors in a six run second. The Bison added on with one in the third, three in the fifth and five in the sixth. 

Blue River's runs came with two in the second then solo runs in the fourth and fifth. 

Central City out hit Blue River 10-6 and took advantage of five Blue River errors. The game included nine combined errors.

Miranda Stearns had two hits, one of which was an RBI triple. Sophie Mefford and Cassie Ziemba both tallied RBI singles. 

"We struck out nine times and left many girls on," Blue River head coach Greg Jahde said in comments. "Defensively, we struggled again. Aspyn (Harrison) did strike out nine batters."

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

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