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May 14, 2013

Steamers oust Rams, 3-2

PORT BYRON, Ill. — The Fulton Steamers and Riverdale Rams matched ace for ace in the first game of the regional softball playoffs Monday, and the Steamers came out on top 3-2.

It was also a record-breaking night for Riverdale Rams senior Sadie Mosher, who set the record for career strikeouts with 191 and broke the record for single-season doubles with her 12th in 2013. It also contributed to her record-shattering 36 career doubles.

While Mosher was happy about the school records, they were overshadowed by the team’s loss to the Steamers (7-11) on a less-than-stellar night in the field.

“I was pretty strong at first, but in the middle it got a little shaky. The defense made some errors and they were getting down on themselves,” Mosher said.

On the other side of the diamond, the Steamers’ defense kept them in the game, allowing their offense time to catch up. The team was grounded in making the routine plays, a confidence boost for pitcher Kat Wayne.

“I had tight D (defense) behind me, which helped us win,” Wayne said. “Having the lead made me calm down more, and I knew the D was behind me.”

That confidence showed in Wayne and the Steamers on defense following a 1-2-3 inning at the hands of Mosher in the top of the fourth. In the bottom half, with the score tied 1-1, the Rams loaded the bases on two hits and a walk. A base-running blunder for the second out put pressure on both sides to execute. Wayne and the Steamers prevailed as she and her batterymate, Maddie Andresen, set up and knocked down the last Ram of the inning on a fastball down the middle for a strikeout.

Riding the momentum, the Steamers offense woke up in the top of the fifth beginning with a single by Ann Renkes. The Rams defense booted the next ball, followed by a single from Andresen to load the bases. Senior Emma Wiemken came to the plate looking to put the Steamers in the lead, and Mosher attacked her with a quick strike.

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