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Remsen St. Mary’s Softball Bows Out in State Quarterfinals


Remsen St. Mary’s softball had their chances at a deep state tournament run thwarted by Southeast Warren on Tuesday night by a final score of 7-1.

It just wasn’t the Hawks’ night at the plate. Remsen St. Mary’s could only muster three hits and an unearned run while getting struck out 10 times by the Warhawks ace. Remsen St. Mary’s head coach Monte Harpenau says Southeast Warren’s Alivia Ruble was doing things with her pitches that his team just wasn’t used to.

That tough night at the plate was compounded by Southeast Warren continuously taking advantage of scoring opportunities whether it was on big hits or some defensive mistakes. Remsen St. Mary’s shortstop Mya Bunkers says it was unfortunate that her team couldn’t do some of the little things against the Warhawks.

Coach Harpenau chalks up some of the Warhawks’ success at the plate to Marina Cronin not being as accurate as she usually is.

The Hawks end their season at state for the second year in a row. Once again, the result is a consolation matchup to end the year. Remsen St. Mary’s catcher Halle Galles, who scored the only Hawk run, says these past two years show the Hawks that they want to make some noise in the future.

Bunkers says it’s going to take everyone doing the little things right to make that happen.

While these two trips to state are frustrating, they come with a bright spot. Coach Harpenau says these two trips are all the motivation his team needs to get back to work and ready to make a deeper run next season.

The Hawks get one more chance to end their year with a win in the consolation bracket taking on Newman Catholic. St. Mary’s enters with a record of 27-3. Southeast Warren improves to 24-4 and matches up with top-ranked North Linn in the semifinals.