WS girls battle Jays tough; crush CC-E

Posted June 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux battled Gehlen Catholic tough until the end when the Lady Jays scored six runs in their final two at-bats for an 11-3 win in Ireton on June 17.

It was a 3-3 tie after three innings before the Jays took the lead with two runs in the fourth, added one in the sixth and five in the seventh innings.

Taylor Rodenburgh led the West Sioux offense with a 3-for-3 game, with one run scored, a double, one RBI and a stolen base.

Amanda Mace was 1-for-4 with one run scored.

Danna Schipper was 1-for-3 with one run scored.

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    No. 10 ranked Falcons win over CC-E

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s baseball team gained its 11th win of the season in a 24-0 romp against Clay Central-Everly June 15 in Everly.

    The Falcons scored 18 runs in the first inning and only had to play three innings due to the “Mercy Rule.” The visitors totaled 13 hits and eight walks in improving to an 11-2 record. WS earlier that day was ranked No. 10 in Class 1A.

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    WS softball squad wins 2 of 3 contests, up to 4 wins

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s softball team gained two wins last week to raise its win total to four.

    At the West Lyon Tournament in Inwod June 13, West Sioux edged Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 8-6.

    West Sioux led 8-2 after four and one-half innings and the Hawks threatened with two runs in the fifth inning.

    WS was 4-12 record after the win.

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    WS softball defeats RSM

    By Steve Peterson West Sioux’s softball team gained its second win of the season as the Lady Falcons outlasted Remsen-St. Mary’s, 6-5, in War Eagle Conference play June 9 in Ireton.

    WS took a 6-4 lead after five innings and held on as the Hawks scored one run in the sixth inning and were held scoreless in the seventh. WS was 2-10 record after the win.

    Freshman Samantha Salker notched the pitching win with

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    WS’s timely offense, pitching upset RSM

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s baseball team handed Remsen-St. Mary’s its second loss in 13 games as the Falcons shut out the Hawks, 4-0, June 9 at home.

    Porter Hummel had an 11-srikeout outing and allowed one hit for the Falcons, who improved to 7-2 record. RSM (11-2 record) had been ranked eighth in Class 1A earlier in the week and only dropped out of the unbeaten ranks with a 7-6 loss to Bishop

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    WS 9 improves to 10-2 with victory

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s baseball team has already achieved one of its season goals.

    The Falcons were a 10-2 record after a 7-4 win over Alta-Aurelia at the CNOS Foundation Classic Tournament June 13 at Elk Point-Jefferson in Elk Point, S.D.

    WS gained a double-digit win total for the second straight year with the victory and capped off an unbeaten 4-0 week.

    “Our pitchers battle

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    WS 9 aims for second straight 10-plus winning year

    By Steve Peterson

    After achieving a dozen wins in 2014, the West Sioux baseball team hopes to take further steps to improvement this season.

    The Falcons take a 22-member team to battle in War Eagle Conference wars this summer. WS gained a .500 mark in league games last year, 10-10.

    WS was still facing the battle of the schedules as track and golf wrapped up and soccer

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    WS softball 2015

    The 2015 West Sioux softball team members are (Front Rowl-r:) Sydney Reinking, Emily Klocke, Laney Bonnema, Cali Liston, Abigail Kaskie, (Middle Row l-r:) Danna Schipper, Kailey Bak, Rylee Negaard, Calena Topete, Josie McKee, Madison Aldrich, Emma Mace, (Back Row l-r:) Jenna Rehder, Abbie Ericson, Margaret Jamtgaard, Samantha Salker, Elizabeth Strong, Amanda Mace, Taylor Rodenburgh and Katey Koopmans. Team members not present were Marilyn Topete and Jenna Morgan. Coaches are Stacy Kramer and Kaitlyn Lockhorst.

    West Sioux softball

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s softball squad competed in tournaments at George-Little Rock/Central Lyon (G-LR-CL) and Sheldon June 5 and 6.

    West Sioux had a 1-10 record overall. Two of the four games were close.

    Then the Lady Falcons went on to play Sheldon and Sioux Center. Here are all the results.

    WS vs. BH-RV

    Boyden Hull-Rock Valley beat

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    WS boys win three of four games

    By Steve Peterson

    After a winning streak was stopped against Hinton, West Sioux’s baseball team rebounded with a 3-1 win against Central Lyon in non-conference action June 4.

    Falcons starting pitcher Tucker VanderFeen held the Central Lyon squad in check as WS improved to a 6-2 record.

    Playing the first game of the night Thursday, West Sioux scored first as Kezden Blankenship walked and later scored on a ground-out in the first inning.

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