BEA loses to Rebels, Eagles
Buccaneer girls softball head coach T.J. Schmidtke expressed some disappointment after the game last Tuesday.
“We had some opportunities,” he says. “But, we didn’t take advantage of them.”
Actually both the Bucs and the USC Rebels squandered some scoring opportunities in the early going of the game.
However, USC broke loose a six run scoring barrage in the seventh inning to take the win, 8-3.
The Buccaneers took the first lead, scoring two runs in the third inning.
But, the Rebels came back with two of their own in the fifth inning.
The game remained tied until the seventh.
After USC scored six runs in their half of the final stanza, BEA was able to get one more of their own.
Both teams’ starting pitchers went all the way.
For USC, Ali Ramsey allowed the three BEA runs on seven hits. She struck out eight Buc batters and walked one.
Maddie McDonald took the loss for the Buccaneers. She allowed the eight runs on eight hits. She struck out 10 and walked four.
Maci Henningsen had the hot bat for BEA, going 2 for 3 and an RBI.
For USC, Kayla Stenzel was 2 for 4 and had three RBI.
New Ulm 17, BEA 0
The Buccaneer girls softball team ran into a strong New Ulm Eagles squad on Thursday, April 7.
The Eagles blasted the Bucs 17-0 in four innings on the New Ulm field.
Maddie McDonald pitched two innings, giving up seven runs on three hits. She struck out two and walked two.
Megan Wirtjes also pitched two innings and gave up 10 runs on 10 hits. She struck out three and walked none.
The Bucs had three hits – one each by Ciarra Olson, Whitney Pirsig and Evie Leland.