The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

April 1, 2014

Erie/Prophetstown gusts out Fulton

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"We have six seniors, and we have a lot of great leaders," Rosenow said. "I pulled all of them aside before the season started, and I challenged them that they were the ones who were going to have to start this tradition.

"I think we have three seniors who are stepping up right now," Rosenow said. "Jenna Jones is stepping in and doing a really good job with that, same thing with Ann Renkes at first base, and Chelsea. Lots of seniors stepping up and responding to the game."

Rosenow says the Steamers will play aggressively, which helped them get all three of their runs in the fourth inning Monday.

"We like to hit, and we like to run," Rosenow said. "It's early in the season, and we're making mistakes right now, but as the season goes along, we would like to be the first team who forces the first mistake."

The Steamers like to hit, and that is making a lot of people notice despite Fulton cracking just four hits in the road loss in Prophetstown.

"I've had parents, opposing coaches and umpires come up to me say that this is a hitting team, and I would totally agree with that," Rosenow said. "That's my philosophy is to hit."

Rosenow is a first-year coach of the Steamers and has some local ties to the area. Rosenow spent her junior and senior years playing for Ashford and was honorable mention All-MCC in 2010 as an infielder. As a high school player for Erie, she was named to the Herald All-Area First Team.

E/P's eye on a title

The Panthers know what they want and know who to go through in order to get that championship (and more regional wins come postseason play) — the Morrison Fillies. The good thing is that E/P will get that chance next Monday at home.

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