Buc girls get dramatic come-from-behind win
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers girls softball team needed a big eighth inning hit to complete a come-from-behind win in their season opener last week Friday.
Erin Warner delivered the hit that gave the Bucs a 12-11 win over the USC Rebels.
The Bucs had squandered a 7-1 lead they had in the fourth inning. USC came back with a run in the fifth, two in the sixth, and three in the seventh to tie it at 7-7.
Then USC got four runs in the eighth to take an 11-7 lead. That is when the Bucs got five runs to take the victory at 12-11. Warner’s two run single in the eighth sealed the win.
Alicia Rorman came in and pitched two and a third innings in relief and got the win. Starting pitcher Danika Stindtman went five and two-thirds innings, and had two strikeouts to her credit.
Kaci Hyland, Brittany Boettcher and Kirsten Johansen had three hits each to lead the Bucs. Shelby Pearson and Mary Johnson each had two hits for the Bucs.
The game had originally been scheduled to be in Blue Earth but was moved to Wells because of wet field conditions. The Bucs were still listed as the home team, however.
The girls were set to play at Belle Plaine this past Tuesday, and host Waseca last Thursday.
They play at St. James this Tuesday, then host St. Peter Thursday.