RV 203 1 – 6-5-2
RRC/WWG 5(10)6 x = 21-18-0
RRC/WWG 001 003 1 = 5-11-4
Wabasso 300 502 x = 10-9-1
The Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove softball team opened its season with a split Saturday, defeating Redwood Valley 21-6 before falling 10-5 to Wabasso at the Wabasso Invitational.
In the opener against Redwood Valley, the Falcons had their hitting shoes on from the start, slugging out 18 hits in three innings at the plate.
After allowing two runs in the top of the first, the Falcons batted around in the bottom of the inning, scoring five times. Bianca Weis hit an RBI double. Nora Hemmingsen added a two-run single as key hits in the inning.
The Falcons then erupted for 10 runs in the second. Weis hit a two-run single. Beth Byers added an RBI single, Hemmingsen plated a run on an error, Isabella Rentschler hit a two-run single, Hailey Amsden hit a two-run single and Mercedes Myers hit an RBI single.
Redwood Valley trimmed the deficit to 15-5 with three runs in the top of the third, but the Falcons added six more runs in the bottom of the inning. Hemmingsen hit a two-run single, Amsden added an RBI single and Sondra Rindfleisch had a two-run single.
Amsden and Weis each had three hits and three RBI. Rindfleisch and Hemmingsen each had two hits and drove in four.
Nicole Schroepfer earned the pitching win, allowing five runs on four hits in three innings. She walked five and struck out seven.
In the final game of the day, the Falcons fell behind early and couldn’t come all the way back, falling 10-5 to Wabasso.
Trailing 3-0 in the top of the third, the Falcons scored on an Avery Schoer RBI single.
In the sixth, Rindfleisch and Beth Byers each had RBI singles and Reilly Hubin plated a run with a groundout.
The Falcons’ final run scored on a Bianca Weis single in the seventh.
Amsden had four of the Falcons’ 11 hits in the loss.
Addison Jenniges took the pitching loss, allowing 10 runs on nine hits. She walked two and struck out seven.
Next meets: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: at Luverne, April 13
MLAC: at MCC (Slayton), April 13
RRC/WWG: at AE (Ellsworth), April 13