Softball team loses 5-4
The BEA girls softball team lost a heartbreaker in their season opener on Thursday in Waseca.
The Bucs fell to the Bluejays 5-4. BEA was ahead 4-1 going into the fourth, and the game was tied 4-4 in the fifth.
Falling behind 5-4 in the sixth, the Bucs had a chance to rally in the seventh, but could not pull it out.
“It was a good ball game,” Buc mentor Bob Hanson, says. “We played both parts of the game, offense and defense, well.”
Maddie McDonald pitched for the Buccaneers, striking out seven and walking two.
The Bucs only had four hits in the game, but Coach Hanson called them “timely hits.”
Alicia Rorman led BEA on offense, going 2 for 4. Her two hits were a double and a triple.
Shelby Pearson and Hayley Pirsig got the other two hits for the Bucs, both going 1 for 2 on the day. Pearson’s single knocked in a couple of runs.
This is going to be a busy week for the Bucs, as they host Belle Plaine on Monday at 4:00, and St. James on Tuesday at 5:30. Then on Thursday they travel to St. Peter for a 5:30 game. On Saturday they will head to Maple River for a tournament.
“Even with the loss, I feel it was a good first game for us,” Hanson says.