Knights softball has lead slip away against J-W-P

Published 12:38 am Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Alden-Conger softball team lost a 2-1 lead against Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton in the sixth inning and couldn’t cash in with runners in scoring position Monday in a 3-2 loss in Janesville.

The Knights (2-9) took a 2-1 lead in the third inning, but the Bulldogs took advantage of two miscues in the sixth and scored two unearned runs for the victory.

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton’s Nakita Coonrod struck out 14 and gave up two runs on six hits.

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“We just can’t get the hits when we need them,” said Alden-Conger head coach Gary Nelson. “We just can’t get a key hit.”

Knights sophomore Nikki Schultz went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while freshman Ariel Keller, senior Allyssa Maras and junior Haley Knutson all went 1-for-3.

J-W-P 3, Alden-Conger 2

Alden-Conger 002 000 0 — 2 6 2

J-W-P 100 002 x — 3 7 0

WP—Nakita Coonrod 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 14 K

LP—Ali Songstad 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K