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Softball: Warriors roll Ashby

The Ashby softball team dropped a Pheasant Conference contest 11-2 against Wheaton-Herman-Norcross at home on Tuesday night.

The Arrows finished the evening with seven hits. Courtney Koefod notched a double and scored a run, while Tae-yah Johnson added a double. Riley Zastrow had a pair of hits and Josie Ness added a base hit on the night.

Taylor Koefod faced 42 batters in seven innings and allowed eight hits and eight earned runs. She walked five batters, while fanning six in the loss.

"Taylor is pitching solid for the Arrows," Ashby head coach Kandace Norby said. "She is taking command of her changeup and placing her pitches beautifully."

Norby added that while the girls battled throughout the game, the contact hits could not find the gaps with players on base.

"Our young outfielders are improving every game. It's fun to see their confidence grow

in catching the hard hit balls," Norby said. "The infielders made some outstanding plays to get some key outs with the bases loaded. Those are the moments that we like to focus on and enjoy playing softball as a team. Our seniors, Kerstyn, Taylor, Sami and Katie are great role models to the younger girls. I appreciate their leadership during games and practices."

Will Benson

Will Benson is the sports reporter for the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2015 and is a Minnesota native, but grew up living in Iowa City, Iowa for 12 years. You can follow him on Twitter at WillBensonEP.