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Voodoo Rhinehart Competes at Arizona Fall Invitational

Whitney Ferguson

Oct 30 - Nov 1

Voodoo Rhinehart returned from Scottsdale, Arizona where they played some tough competition in the Arizona Fall Invitational Oct 31-Nov 1.

Voodoo Rhinehart arrived Thursday evening, but did not play until Saturday. This gave the team the opportunity to attend remote classes and have practice in the afternoon. After practice, the team walked through the USS Arizona Memorial, which was located next to the team's practice field.

On Saturday, the team came out strong in the first game, winning a back and forth battle against the Oro Valley Suncats. Highlights included home runs from Kelci Studioso and Taylor DeRouen.

In the second game on Saturday, the team stayed even with a strong Colorado Stars Gold team until they broke it open in the 4th inning. Family & friends watching the live stream were treated with a play-by-play by one of the Colorado Stars fans!

During the last game on Saturday, the team battled back after getting behind in the 1st inning, coming up short by one run. Pitcher Lindsay Ferguson struggled to find her rhythm in the 1st inning but came back to the pitcher’s circle in the 3rd to pitch three scoreless innings. Christie Tadvick went 2-3 including a triple and two RBIs.

Sunday was a hot day in Arizona reaching the low 90’s. In the first game, Lindsay Ferguson found herself in a pitcher’s duel through three innings until Lil’ Rebels broke it open in the 4th inning. Belle Schmidt, Kelci Studioso, Lizzie Tieskoetter, and Christie Tadvick each had base hits.

In the last game of the weekend, the team struggled in the 1st inning, falling behind early to the Batbusters. Alex Nyberg led the team with two RBIs, putting one over the fence in the 3rd inning. Lindsey Murai also RBI’d on a sacrifice bunt in the 4th inning after Lindsay Ferguson brought in a run on a sacrifice fly.

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