Bucs down Eagles, 18-17
After their victory against United South Central, the Blue Earth Area softball team continued that momentum to tally another win on Tuesday night.
The Buccaneers hosted the Windom Eagles in a game which ended up being a nail-biter right down to the last inning.
The maroon and gold fought for the win which they earned, defeating their opponents by one run, 18-17.
“The game against Windom ended up being more of a nail biter than it should have been,” Buc coach Abby Bloomquist said. “But we are ecstatic with the outcome.”
The game was back and forth between the teams; however, by the seventh inning, the Eagles were in the lead.
“Going into the bottom of the seventh, we were down by five,” she said. “In the past, we have struggled to come through in the clutch, but tonight we were able to do just that.”
The coach says they were able to do what it took to score the runs and come out on top.
“We got runners on base, moved them over, and with two outs were able to score the final go ahead run,” she said.
Angie Cyphers pitched all seven innings for the maroon and gold. She allowed seven hits from 28 batters. She also allowed 18 walks and six batters who were hit by pitches. However, she had 13 strikeouts.
Cyphers also stepped up to the plate for the Bucs. She was 1 for 4, hitting a double, two RBI and scoring two runs.
Grace Leland was 2 for 3 at bat. She hit one double, two RBI and scored two runs for BEA.
Caitlyn Holm stepped up to bat and was 2 for 4 hitting. She hit two doubles and scored two runs.
Makenzie Slette racked up three runs for her team. She was 3 for 5 at the plate, hitting three doubles and four RBI.
Sara LaRow was 3 for 5 hitting and hit one double, two RBI and scored two runs.
Kylie Ahl was 1 for 4 at bat scoring one run and hitting two RBI.
Jalyssa Wilson was 1 for 4 hitting. She accounted for three Buccaneer runs and hit one double and one RBI.
Annaliese Klinkner and Brianna Zielger each scored two runs a piece. Klinkner was 1 for 3 at bat while Ziegler was 0 for 3.
“Though our areas for improvement showed through tonight, we also pulled through in major, exciting ways,” the Buc coach added. “Every girl on the team came up big tonight, and it truly was a team effort.”