The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 28, 2013

Indians' sweep sets up showdown


“I always tell the girls that hitting is contagious, and they proved that,” Schlotfeldt said. “We’re doing a better job of scoring our baserunners.”

Rittmer made things interesting with a home run over the “210” sign in center field to cut the gap to 8-6 in the fifth, but the Indians sealed the win with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.

A big third inning was the key for Camanche in the second game, too. Leading 1-0, they sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six times.

The Indians loaded the bases on a walk, a hit batter and a bunt single by Lefebure, whose fielder’s choice scored the first run in the first inning. A groundout by Grell and a single by winning pitcher Kelsey Sexton brought in the first two runs, but the biggest hits were a pair of two-out, two-run doubles by Goldbeck and Vogel.

“Those were two very key hits,” Vogel said.

They were the difference between a 7-0 lead and a 3-0 lead, and that proved big in the next half inning when Larissa Ruchotzke delivered a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded for the Trojans. She also drove in Preston’s final run with a seventh-inning two-out single that was part of a 3-for-4 game.

Camanche’s other runs came when Nissen hit an RBI triple and scored on an error on the play in the fifth and on a groundout by Moore in the top of the seventh.


Preston 004 020 0 — 6 4 1

Camanche 007 102 x — 10 13 2

Lizzie Meier (6 ip, 13 h, 10 r, 10 er, 1 bb, 6 so) and Emily Rittmer; Morgan Mussmann (7 ip, 4 h, 6 r, 5 er, 4 bb, 4 so) and Jordan Goldbeck. Multiple hits — Preston (Rittmer 3); Camanche (Lindsey Grams 3, Kylie Vogel 3, Allie Lefebure 2). 2B — Camanche (Mussmann, Vogel). 3B — Preston (Rittmer). HR — Preston (Rittmer). RBIs — Preston (Rittmer 4, Meier, Mallory Kilburg); Camanche (Lefebure, Grams 2, Vogel 2, Julia Moore, Sydney Grell, Jordan Nissen).


Camanche 106 020 1 — 10 14 1

Preston 002 000 1 — 3 10 2

Kelsey Sexton (7 ip, 10 h, 3 r, 3 er, 3 bb, 5 so) and Goldbeck; Meier (5 ip, 11 h, 9 r, 8 er, 3 bb, 3 so), Adrienne Tebbe (2 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 so) and Rittmer. Multiple hits — Camanche (Grams 3, Vogel 2, Nissen 3, Grell 2); Preston (Meier 2, Kilburg 2, Ruchotzke 3). 2B — Camanche (Goldbeck, Vogel, Grell, Nissen). 3B — Camanche (Nissen). RBIs — Camanche (Lefebure, Grell, Sexton, Goldbeck 2, Vogel 2, Nissen, Moore).

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