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WCT Game of the Week: Wildcats win in a walk

NEW LONDON - New London-Spicer's softball team brought the West Central Tribune Game of the Week back with a bang, no-hitting Redwood Valley in a 16-0 win in four innings Friday afternoon.

New London-Spicer pitcher Olivia Christopherson delivers a pitch during the third inning of the WCT Game of the Week on Friday against Redwood Valley in New London. Jake Schultz / Tribune
New London-Spicer pitcher Olivia Christopherson delivers a pitch during the third inning of the WCT Game of the Week on Friday against Redwood Valley in New London. Jake Schultz / Tribune

NEW LONDON - New London-Spicer's softball team brought the West Central Tribune Game of the Week back with a bang, no-hitting Redwood Valley in a 16-0 win in four innings Friday afternoon.

Olivia Christopherson was strong throughout the day, striking out 10 of the 13 batters she faced, while the Wildcats offense put forth plenty of firepower early and often.

Shea Oman set the tone from the leadoff position, singling to start the game and using her speed to make plays happen. She stole second base and then third to put pressure on the Cardinal defense. She went on to score while four of her teammates crossed home as well in the bottom of the first to take an early 5-0 lead.

The speed on the basepaths became a problem for the Cardinals, who allowed runners to score on passed balls and errors alike. NLS proved they had some pop in their bats as well, though. Morgan Swenson scored three runs with a triple on the afternoon while first baseman Michelle Johnson finished 2-for-2 with a double and her sister Sam Johnson hit an inside the park home run in the bottom of the fourth to end the game. Sam Johnson finished the game 1-for-2 with five runs batted in, three runs scored and four stolen bases.

Christopherson was nearly perfect on the day. The only base runner she allowed came via error in the third inning. Aside from the error, she was unhittable.

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The Wildcats will look to carry that momentum into a difficult Section 3AA matchup against Minnewaska on Monday in Glenwood.

NLS 16, Redwood Valley 0

Minnewaska on Monday in Glenwood.

RV 000 0-0 0 3

NLS 514 6-16 8 1

Hitting - REDWOOD VALLEY: none available ... NEW LONDON-SPICER: Shea Oman 1-2 r sb-3, Olivia Christopherson 1-2 rbi, Courtney Hanson 1-2 r-2, Morgan Swenson 1-1 3b r-3, Michelle Johnson 2-2 2b rbi, Katelyn Nordmeyer 1-2 2b rbi-3 r-2, Sam Johnson 1-2 r-3 hr rbi-5 sb-4, Sarah Asmus 0-0 r rbi

Pitching - REDWOOD VALLEY: Nicole Stoen (L) 3-5-10-8-6-3, name not available 1-3-6-6-3-0 ... NLS: Olivia Christopherson (W) 4-0-0-0-0-10

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