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BEA fails to capitalize off first win

By Staff | May 12, 2014

The Blue Earth Area softball team hosted St. Peter last Tuesday, but suffered a quick loss with a score of 16-2.

The Bucs were hoping to come into the game with some strength in order to try for a win within the South Central Conference.

Unfortunately, when the Saints came in and scored 14 runs within the first three innings, the girls in maroon in gold found it challenging to get their foot in the door.

This loss puts their overall record at 1-9 and their SCC season record at 0-5.

The Buccaneers were scheduled to play last Thursday, however the game was called off due to weather.

BEA had a softball invitational scheduled for Saturday at Jackson County Central High School. This took place after the Faribault County Register’s deadline and results will be covered in the next issue.

St. James, 12, BEA 1

The Blue Earth Area softball team unfortunately couldn’t maintain their momentum after their first win of the season last week.

The girls in maroon and gold played the St. James Saints on Friday and lost in five innings, 12-1.

“We were hoping to edge out St. James for our first conference win,” coach Abby Bloomquist says.

Unfortunately the Bucs have yet to find success within the conference. But, that is not to say the Bucs went down without a fight.

“We were able to turn a triple play against St. James,”?Bloomquist says. “That’s not something you see very often, particularly at the varsity level.”

Annaliese Klinkner made a catch in centerfield, which, according to the coach, set off the play. The St. James runner was then put out at second base by Caitlyn Holm who immediately threw to Sydney Henningsen at first for the third out.

Aside from the triple play, the team has some things to continue working on.

“We set several goals for our team which will hopefully give us the push and drive we need to pick up momentum,”?the Buc coach says.

Bethany Olson was 3 for 3 at the plate accounting for one run. Olson also took the mound for the Bucs. St. James was 8 for 21 with Olson pitching. She had three strikeouts, but also allowed four walks.

Klinkner was 1 for 2 and had one RBI and Holm was 1 for 3.

Makenzie Slette was 2 for 2 and Bekah Krussow was 0 for 1, but had one walk.