Alta-Aurelia softball wins first-round game at MMCRU; Prescott collects first playoff win

The Alta-Aurelia Warriors knocked off the MMCRU Royals 2-1 to pick up an opening-round win in Class 2A Region 2 postseason play

The game was a low-scoring affair between the teams. Both teams would get walked in the first inning, however, the Warriors would strand their walk at third while the Royals got caught stealing. After the Warriors went down in order in the second, the Royals would again put a runner in scoring position. The Royal baserunner would get all the way to third base before Shea Peterson would get the third out of the inning via strikeout.

In the third inning, the Warriors would strike, as Kadence Langschwager would walk to open the inning. After a strikeout, Brielle Engelmann would lay down a sacrifice bunt to move Langschwager to third base. The Warriors would also be the first team to hit the ball to the outfield grass when Peterson laced an RBI single to center field to give the Warriors the 1-0 lead. The bottom of the third again saw the Royals strand a runner in scoring position, as the Royals lead 1-0 after three. The Royals would tie the game at 1 in the bottom of the fourth, keyed by two Warrior errors, the game tied at 1 after 4 innings of play.

Both teams would go scoreless in the fifth before the Warriors would strike again in the sixth inning. The Warriors would see Nora Peterson walk, she would come around on an error in the inning to give the Warriors the 2-1 lead going to the bottom of the sixth inning. The Royals would put runners on in both the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings but would strand them in both cases. The Warriors would go on to win 2-1.

The win improves the Warriors to 9-12, the win also advances the Warriors to next Wednesday’s Class 2A, Region 2 quarterfinal at 2A #11 Sioux Central. The Warriors and Rebels played twice in the regular season with the Rebels winning both by scores of 9-1 and 14-3. The loss ends the Royals’ season at 9-14.

The “Mark Hansen’s Rex Chevrolet GMC Player of the Game” was Shea Peterson who went 7 strong innings in the circle, striking out four, walking two, giving up only three hits, and 0 earned runs; while at the plate going 2/2 with two singles, one walk, 1 stolen base, and 1 RBI

Hear comments below from Warrior Softball Head Coach Mattie Prescott after the win, her first playoff win