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Schommer hits two home runs as Cathedral cruises

NEW ULM — Emily Schommer hit two solo home runs as part of an offensive attack to lead New Ulm Cathedral past Springfield 18-8 in five innings on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference softball action.

Things looked good for the Tigers as they scored three runs in the top of the first inning.

Cathedral responded in the bottom of the first by loading the bases with three consecutive bunts. Three doubles a walk and Schommer’s home run added up to a 10-run inning and a 10-3 advantage.

Both teams scored one run each in the second innings. Lily Brennan’s double scored Jenna Hotovec for Cathedral’s run.

Kiah Helget and Schommer bit back-to-back solo home runs in the bottom of the third inning. Helget’s went over the center field fence; Schommer’s was over the left field fence.

Springfield took advantage of a walk and that runner scored on a double for another Tiger run in the top of the fourth inning.

Cathedral scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, taking advantage of a walk, an error and a hit batter.

Springfield responded in the fifth inning, taking advantage of a walk and a passed ball. A double drove in two runs for the Tiger’s final runs of the game.

Helget went 4 for 4 with a home run, two singles and a double. Schommer went 3 for 4 with a single and two home runs. Kiah Helget was the winning pitcher, going five innings, giving up nine hits and striking out three batters.

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