The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 27, 2013

High School Softball Posey powers DeWitt over Clinton


Although the Sabers racked up 13 hits, Swanson said he hopes to see more offense from his team.

“We have to be better at the plate,” he said. “I wasn’t happy with the way we were at the plate tonight. If you take Brooke out of the equation, we didn’t hit the ball extremely hard.”

Posey said: “We’ve been playing pretty good defense. But hitting is where we need to get better.”

Clinton’s opportunities were scarce. In the second inning, Altemeier led off with a single to left field and stole her way into scoring position. Posey struck out two and induced a groundout to strand the Queens’ only baserunner over the first six innings.

On a night when Clinton struggled offensively, Cewe said it was nice to see Altemeier shine.

“She’s coming back. I think she had herself convinced she was in a slump,” Cewe said. “Mentally, she’s out of it (the slump). The hits are coming and that’s good news.”

The River Queens are slated for a makeup home doubleheader at 5:30 tonight against Burlington.


DeWitt 200 012 3 — 8 13 0

Clinton 000 000 1 — 1 5 1

Brooke Posey (7 ip, 5 h, 1 r, 1 er, 0 bb, 7 so) and Abby Johnson; Courtney Harlock (5 ip, 7 h, 3 r, 3 er, 0 bb), Halee Vicks (1 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 1 er), Grace Dornbush (1 ip, 3 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb) and Cara Brewer. Multiple hits — DeWitt (Katie Irwin 2, Brooke Posey 3, Miranda Meland 2, Hailey Seitz 3), Clinton (Taylor Altemeier 2). 2B — DeWitt (Posey 3, Meland). RBIs — DeWitt (Posey 2, Meland 2, Calloway Kinney 2, Seitz).

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