4/8/2019 9:50:00 AM Eagle fastpitch rolls past Coyotes in opener
Windom (10)16 4 = 21-8-0 HLOF 000 1 = 1-5-2 The Windom Eagle fastpitch team opened the 2019 season in dominant fashion Friday, cruising to a 21-1 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at Okabena.
The game was called after four innings due to the 15-run, four-inning mercy rule.
The Eagles exhibited a patient eye at the plate, drawing 16 walks as a team in the game. That allowed the Eagles to score 17 runs in the first three innings, including 10 runs in the top of the first inning on just three hits.
Reegan Elder had two hits in the first inning, including an RBI single to give Windom a 1-0 lead. The Eagles added four runs on wild pitches and two on bases-loaded walks. The last three runs of the inning came when Halle Jackson smashed a three-run home run to left-center.
In the second, Allison Letcher walked, moved to third on a Paige Vancura double and scored on a wild pitch.
Then, in the third, Jenna Brockman was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Reegan Elder scored on a wild pitch, Daytona Smedsrud lined a two-run double, Letcher plated a run on a groundout and Smedsrud scored on an error, giving Windom a 17-0 lead.
Kaitlee Huska added an RBI double and Vancura hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth, giving the Eagles a 21-0 lead.
HLOF scored its only run against Eagle pitcher Ellie Maricle in the bottom of the fourth. Maricle scattered five hits without a walk and struck out seven in the victory.
Elder and Vancura each had two hits in the win.
MLAC 441 23 = 14-19-1 SE 000 00 = 0-4-2 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey came out hitting Friday, slugging out 19 hits on its way to a 14-0 shutout win at Sleepy Eye Public.
The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead. In the top of the first, Taylor Naas hit an RBI single, Molly Carnell hit a two-run double and Lexi Toll hit an RBI single for a 4-0 lead.
The Wolverines added four more runs in the second, as Hailey Pidde, Margo Stoesz and Carnell each had an RBI single and Stoesz scored on an error. Pidde added an RBI single in the third, giving the Wolverines a 9-0 lead.
The Wolverines then played long-ball for its final runs. Toll smashed a two-run home run in the top of the fourth. Stoesz added a three-run blast in the fifth.
Destiny Sybounheuan and Naas each had four hits in the win. Stoesz had three hits and four RBI. Toll and Carnell each had two hits and two RBI and Pidde added two hits and two RBI.
Carnell earned the complete-game shutout win, holding the Indians to four hits without a walk. She struck out two.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: vs. Springfield, April 8 MLAC: at St. Clair, April 8 RRC/WWG: at Redwood Valley, April 8