Knights rout Cowgirls

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Jessica Donahue had four of the Fremont-Mills softball team's season-high 16 hits in a 15-1 Corner Conference victory over Sidney on Thursday.

The Knights improve to 9-4 overall and remain undefeated at 5-0 in the conference.

Donahue, a senior shortstop, was 4-for-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles and two runs driven in.

Pitcher Mindy Lorimor, who struck out 13 and scattered five hits over six innings of work to earn the win in the circle, helped her own cause with two hits and three RBIs.

Lauren Furnas added three hits and Lynde Madison and Morgan Esary each added two as seven Knights all recorded at least one hit.

Fremont-Mills 11,

Stanton 1

The Fremont-Mills softball pounded out 11 hits in a 11-1 Corner Conference victory over Stanton on Tuesday.

The Knights' offense got started early when Mindy Lorimor led off the game with a double and was then driven in by Jessica Donahue's double. Donahue then stole third base and scored on a passed ball to give Fremont-Mills the early 2-0 lead.

It would be all the scoring Lorimor and the Knights (8-4) would need.

The Viqueens didn't get a hit until the third inning and didn't score until the fourth.

In all Lorimor struck out 13 Viqueens and allowed just three hits and one earned run.

“They got a couple hits in there. That's usually what happens, they get a couple of dinkers that drop into a perfect spot for them and we can't cover them. But she was pretty dominant,” said Fremont-Mills coach Kyle Fichter.

Meanwhile the Knights' offense had runners on in every inning and plated three runs in the second, two in the fourth, two in fifth and the final run in the sixth.

Fichter was happy with his team's defense after some shoddy field work early this season, he said, but couldn't help but being disappointed with their hitting despite their 11 hits, including five doubles.

“It came around, we pieced them here and there but we just have trouble with slower (throwing) pitches,” said Fichter of his team's inconsistency against Stanton's Samantha Sederberg. “We adjusted our schedule to see some faster throwers and now the slower ones throw us off. Sometimes we just don't focus for a whole ball game that feels like we're going to win, we just wait for it to happen and it's frustrating.”

Hannah Fichter was 3-for-4 for the Knights with two doubles. Jessica Donahue, Lauren Furnas, Lynde Madison and Lorimor each added two hits. Donahue also drove in four runs.

“I can't complain, because we're winning,” said Fichter. “I'm just mad because we don't focus sometimes, we miss signs or don't get bunts down. I'd just like us to have a clean game. We'll get there we just have a pretty full schedule.”

Fremont-Mills 9

Farragut 0

Knight pitcher Mindy Lorimor struck out the first nine batters she faced to run her consecutive strikeout streak to 30 as the Fremont-Mills softball team pitched a 9-0 shutout of Council Bluffs St. Albert last Monday.

Lorimor struck out 13 in the game and allowed just one hit.

“She's getting stronger as the season goes on,” said Fremont-Mills coach Kyle Fichter. “Some people have said she doesn't have the speed but she does – she just doesn't use it all the time. She throws a lot more off speed and movement pitches.”

The Knights smacked 12 hits at the plate, led by Lauren Furnas' 3-for-4 night. Lorimor, Alley and Madison each added two hits.