The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 3, 2014

6th inning explosion keys Steamers


“Once we get going in the dugout, we feel unstoppable,” Lesniewski said.

Chelsea Lesniewski, whose two-run home run had tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth inning, followed Jones with a double. She scored when Olivia Edfors singled down the left-field line. Ann Renkes followed with a double, and a walk by Faith Kennedy loaded the bases. Whitney Wynkoop then assured the Steamers that it would take more than one swing of the bat for the Clippers as she delivered a two-run single that pushed the lead to 11-6.

“It felt good to get the insurance runs,” said Lesniewski, who pitched a complete game for the win. “It made it a little more comfortable. I didn’t have much pressure. I knew they had the top of the order coming up, and I just had to try to keep it off the plate.”

An opening error gave the Clippers slim hope. But the next two batters flew out, and after a double put two runners on base, Lesniewski got a groundout to end it.

“That was one we definitely needed,” Rosenow said of Fulton’s third consecutive win, which improved the team’s record to 7-13, 4-3 in the conference. “Our hitters came through at great times in the game.”

Jones likes the way the Steamers are playing the game, too.

“It was good we came back and played solid,” she said. “We eliminated the little things. Today was the first day we played solid as a unit.”


Amboy 000 231 0 — 6 7 3

Fulton 102 035 x — 11 10 2

Fulton statistics

Multiple hits — Jenna Jones 3, Chelsea Lesniewski 2, Whitney Wynkoop 2. 2B — Lesniewski, Ann Renkes. HR — Lesniewski, Jones. RBIs — Jones 3, Lesniewski 2, Olivia Edfors 2, Whitney Wynkoop 2.

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