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Seneca comeback not enough in Fennimore tournament
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The Seneca Indians took part in the Fennimore softball tournament on Saturday, May 2.

Seneca took the lead in the first game against Westby with Jena Konichek getting on base in the first inning with a double to left, and scoring on a hit to right by Haley Wall.

Westby answered with Chelsea Olson getting a single hit to center, then scoring on a hit to right by Samantha Korn, who was tagged out attempting to steal second.

The Norsemen would then score five runs in the second, four in the third and one in the fourth inning to make it 11-1.

Seneca added three more runs in the fifth inning with Michelle Clark getting on base with a single to center, advanced to second on a single hit to left by Emily Garfoot. Clark then stole third base, and Garfoot would steal second. Both Clark and Garfoot would score on a double hit to left by Jena Konichek.

Westby scored another run in the bottom of the fifth inning to make the final score Westby-12, Seneca-4.

Pitcher Haley Wall took the loss for Seneca with four strikeouts and three walks. Cassie Peterson took the win for Westby with two strikeouts and three walks.


Seneca faced Fennimore in the second game. The Golden Eagles took the lead early scoring two runs in the first inning and another in the second.

Seneca scored one run in the fourth inning with Alivia Salinas getting on base with a single hit to left, advancing to second on an error, advancing to third on an infield grounder by Haley Wall and scoring on an infield grounder by Becky Trautsch.

Fennimore added two more runs in the fourth making the score 8-1 until the sixth inning. Salinas singled to left, stole second. Haley Wall reached base on a walk. Becky Trautsch then got on with a fly ball over short. Corrina Lenzendorf then grounded to pitcher, which resulted in a forced out at home.

Seneca’s Michelle Clark then hit an over-the-fence grand slam homerun to score Wall, Trautsch, Lenzendorf, and herself, making the final score Seneca-5, Fennimore-8.

Alivia Salinas started for Seneca with three strikeouts and three walks. Haley Wall finished for Seneca with one strikeout and no walks. Winning pitcher Winkers pitched for Fennimore with two strikeouts and one walk.

Seneca will next host DeSoto on Thursday and then host Fennimore on Friday.