Greyhounds coast by Indians in 5 innings
By Jeff Meder
Journal Sports Writer
NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral’s bats continued to be hot on Monday as the Greyhounds crushed Sleepy Eye 19-5 in five innings in Tomahawk Conference softball action at Harman Park.
The Greyhounds remain perfect with a 9-0 overall record and 7-0 in the conference.
Part of the offensive explosion came on a solo home run by Kiah Helget, a three-run homer by Lily Brennan and a grand slam by Emily Schommer. Schommer also had a solo homer.
Schommer’s grand-slam blast over the center-field fence came in the bottom of the third inning. Sarah Mohr and Lily Brennan both reached on singles. Kiah Helget reached on a fielder’s choice. Schommer stepped up to the plate and brought everyone home with one swing of the bat. That made it 13-2 for the Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds rocked Sleepy Eye in the bottom of the second inning. Schommer smacked the ball over the center field fence for a lead-off solo home run to cut the deficit to one run. Jenna Helget and Alexa Hornick both reached on walks. Brennan smashed a three-run shot over the left-center field fence. The Greyhounds scored three more runs for a 9-2 advantage.
Cathedral picked up five more runs in its half of the fourth inning. The Greyhounds took advantage of two walks and two wild pitches for its final runs.
Sleepy Eye threw a scare into Cathedral when it scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Brooke Arneson reached on a single. Katelyn Tauer’s single brought in Arneson for the Indians’ first run. Brooklyn Moldan reached on a fielder’s choice. She scored later on Tauer’s single, making it 2-0 Sleepy Eye.
The Indians scored two more runs in the top of the fourth inning. Tauer hit a lead-off single. She scored on a single by Carmen Lendt. A walk, a double and two singles resulted in the Indian’s final two runs. The score was 14-5 Cathedral at that point.
Cathedral will host Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (3-5) in a doubleheader on Thursday. Sleepy Eye (2-4, 1-4) will host Springfield (7-4, 5-3) on Thursday.