Buc girls lose heartbreaker in seventh inning, 3-2
The Buccaneer girls softball team lost a heartbreaker at St. James last Tuesday.
Despite a stellar pitching performance by Danika Stindtman, the Bucs lost 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning.
“Both teams played well,” Coach Bob Hanson said. “We had two errors and St. James didn’t have any.”
Unfortunately it was one of those errors by BEA that gave up the winning run.
The Bucs had an early 1-0 lead in the first inning that lasted all the way to the sixth. BEA’s first error helped St. James get a 2-1 lead.
A Kaci Hyland triple in the Bucs half of the sixth tied the game at 2-2. Hyland almost hit for the cycle, as she went 3 for 4 with a single, double and triple.
A Buc error after a walk in the seventh, allowed the Saints to score the winning run. “Two of St. James three runs were unearned,” Coach Hanson pointed out.
Stindtman pitched the whole game and had 11 strike-outs, one walk, and allowed eight hits.
The Bucs had nine hits of their own. Cali Rauenhorst went 1 for 2 with a double. Alicia Rorman had a base hit bunt.
The team next was scheduled to play a tough St. Peter team last Thursday. This week they play at New Ulm on Tuesday before hosting Fairmont here on Thursday.