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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Softball grabs much needed victory

  • After losing by just two runs to Auburn on Monday, the Nebraska City softball team broke into the win column for the first time this year on Tuesday by topping Plattsmouth 8-3.
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  • After losing by just two runs to Auburn on Monday, the Nebraska City softball team broke into the win column for the first time this year on Tuesday by topping Plattsmouth 8-3.
    Coach Pam Frangedakis said the team earned its victory.
    "We really needed this win. The girls played sound, fundamental softball," said Frangedakis. "We have really improved in the areas of mental toughness, not giving up, and being consistent."
    Offensive leaders in the win were Sydney LaVigne, 2-for-4 with a home run and a single. Halsey Volkmer, 2-for-4 with a home run and a single; and Alissa Edwards, 2-for-4.
    LaVigne also pitched four strikeouts.
    The Pioneers were coming off a 6-4 Monday loss to Auburn.
    LaVigne threw 10 strikeouts in that contest and the Pioneers had some solid offensive stats to go with that performance.
    Hannah Mitchel was 3-for-4 with a triple and a double. Edwards was 3-for-4 with a double; and Kendra McGinnis was 3-for-3.
    Amber Bottorff and Cassie Tharp each had a double.
    Nebraska City will play at home against Conestoga at 5 p.m. Monday and at home at 5 p.m. Tuesday against Elkhorn.
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