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Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week: Ortner sisters lead Tigerton

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(WAOW) - The season is young, but the Tigerton softball team has a goal of reaching its third straight state tournament and they couldn't have asked for a more perfect start to the season

Leading the way are a pair of senior twins, whom we feature as our Newsline 9 athletes of the week.

Usually, when teams open the season, it takes some time to shake off the rust. If the Tigerton softball team was at all rusty Monday, it's scary to think what they'll be like when they're playing at 100 percent.

In the Tigers' season opener, Erin Ortner struck out 13 of 15 batters and threw a perfect game…her twin sister, Emily, provided more than enough offense, going 4-for-4 at the plate with five R-B-I and two home runs.

Emily isn't just a spectator when it comes to her sister pitching. She's usually the one behind the plate, and having the strong bond of twins, only makes them better.

But, just like any two sisters, there's always a friendly sibling rivalry to fuel them along.

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