Greyhounds sweep Chargers in softball
NEW ULM — The New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds girls’ softball team remained perfect on the season, defeating Minnesota Valley Lutheran 10-0 and 12-0 (in five innings) on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference action.
In Game 1, Cathedral’s first run came in the top of the first inning. Sarah Mohr walked, she stole second and scored on a Kiah Helget single.
The Greyhound’s second run was in the third inning. Helget wound up on second base on an MVL outfielder error. She stole second and she scored on a passed ball.
Cathedral put together a three-run fifth inning. Lily Brennan reached on an error, went to third base on Helget’s single and she scored on a wild pitch by Becca Kuck for a 3-0 Greyhound lead. Helget singled to right field. She stole second and she later scored. Emily Schommer walked. Lindsay Hose came in as a courtesy runner. Hose scored on an MVL error, making it 5-0 for the Greyhounds.
The sixth inning proved to be difficult for the Chargers. Three walks, two singles and a bunt all led to Greyhound runs. Alexa Hornick walked and she scored later on a single by Helget for their sixth run. Mohr reached on a walk and she scored later on a wild pitch, making it 7-0. Brennan reached on a bunt and she scored on another MVL wild pitch for an 8-0 Greyhound advantage. Helget belted a single to left field. She eventually scored on an MVL wild pitch for a 9-0 score.
Halle Meier walked with two out in the top of the seventh inning. She later scored on an MVL wild pitch.
Helget was the winning pitcher, going seven innings, giving up no runs on four hits with a walk and she had seven strikeouts.
Kuck took the loss, pitching seven innings. She gave up 10 runs (nine earned), on nine hits with eight strikeouts and 10 walks.
For Cathedral, Helget went 4 for 5 with a double, two RBIs and one run scored. Lily Brennan was 2 for r with two hits and two runs scored.
Bauer was 1 for 1 with a hit for MVL.
In Game 2, the Greyhounds made quick work of the Chargers scoring eight runs in the first inning and four more in the second inning.
Megan Haala earned the win. She pitched five innings with no runs on one hit, striking out seven batters and no walks.
Grace Bauer was the losing pitcher, going 2/3 of an inning with eight runs (three earned), one hit five walks and one strikeout.
Sarah Mohr was 2 for 2 with one head and two RBIs. Brennan was 1 for 2 and two RBIs.
Cathedral (7-0) will host Sleepy Eye on Monday. MVL will play at Wabasso on Monday.