Bucs fall to the Saints, 12-3
The Blue Earth Area softball team kicked off their season as they traveled to take on the St. James Saints last Monday.
Although the Buccaneers started off with a loss for their first game, 12-3, they played well against the opposing team.
“I say this every season, but it is always nice to get that first game out of the way, regardless of the outcome,”?coach Abby Bloomquist says.
The coach explains after the first game is in the books, it is easier to see where the team is at.
“We are able to better identify what we need to work on once we have seen some competition,”?she says. “We saw several bright spots on both sides of our game and some holes, as well.”
Bloomquist felt the team’s biggest hurdle during their first game was staying consistent throughout.
“We ran into trouble in the fourth and Saint James was able to rack up six of their 12 runs in that inning alone,” the coach says.
Angie Cyphers pitched for the maroon and gold for the duration of the game. She allowed 10 hits off of 27 at bats. She had seven strikeouts and eight walks.
Cyphers also took her turn behind the bat and was 1 for 3.
Grace Leland was 2 for 3 at bat for the maroon and gold. She stole one base and scored two runs.
Jalyssa Wilson was 1 for 3 batting, scoring one run and hitting two RBI.
Makenzie Slette was also 1 for 3 at bat and she had one RBI for the Bucs.
Annaliese Klinkner and Sara LaRow each hit one double off three at bats against the Saints.
Also batting for the Bucs during the St. James match up included Caitlyn Holm, Adri Dulas and Sydney Henningsen.
“As we move forward it will be crucial that we improve our mental game and our ability to recover after setbacks,” the coach adds.