The Jefferson softball team celebrates their first NWC win in seven years after defeating Ada 2-1 Thursday. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
The Jefferson softball team celebrates their first NWC win in seven years after defeating Ada 2-1 Thursday. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
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DELPHOS — The Lady Cats picked up their first Northwest Conference win in seven years on Thursday when they defeated Ada 2-1. It was also the first NWC win for Jefferson head coach Michelle Schuerman since taking over the program a year ago.

A double by Ennis in the top half of the third drove in George to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. The Lady Cats bounced right back in the bottom of the inning when Jayla Rostorfer scored on a passed ball and a double by Michelle Rode plated Rileigh Rahrig to give Jefferson a 2-1 advantage.

The game came down to pitching and Aly Lindeman was nearly flawless. She pitched all seven innings, struck out five and only allowed three hits.

Rostorfer had a big day at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases.

The Lady Cats have allowed only two runs and three hits in the last two games and Schuerman is pleased with their effort.

“We are definitely on a roll,” Schuerman said. “We recognized our potential and used it. Things are starting to fall together and the girls are building confidence. Aly Lindeman did a great job with her changeup and she is getting more confident. I am really proud of the way these girls have been playing over the past couple games.”

Jefferson improves to 3-9 (1-1 NWC) while Ada slips to 5-7 (0-3 NWC).

Ada 1

Ennis cf 4-0-1-1, England ss 3-0-0-0, Cortez lf 3-0-0-0, Waugh c 2-0-1-0, Dalton p 3-0-0-0, Gossard 3b 3-0-1-0, Madison 1b 1-0-0-0, Gerorge 2b 2-1-0-0, Green rf 3-0-0-0, Total 24-1-3-1

2B: Ennis

Jefferson 2

Jayla Rostorfer cf 3-1-3-0, Michelle Rode ss 3-0-1-1, Audrey North 3b 3-0-0-0, Ally Hasting c 3-0-0-0, Aly Lindeman p 2-0-0-0, Noel Warnament lf 2-0-1-0, Anna Fitch 2b 3-0-0-0, Kendall Schrader rf 2-0-1-0, Rileigh Rahrig ph 1-1-0-0, Total 22-2-6-1

2B: Rode, Warnament SB: Rostorfer 2

Score by Inning - R H E

Ada 001 000 0 - 1 3 0

Jefferson 002 000 x - 2 6 1

IP H R ED BB SO

Ada

Dalton (L) 6 6 2 1 1 7

Jefferson

Aly Lindeman (W) 7 3 1 0 3 5

Pitches-Strikes: Lindeman 50-35, Dalton 45-37