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Bucs end losing streak

By Staff | May 20, 2018

After nine consecutive defeats, the Blue Earth Area softball team (2-13) finally earned a much needed victory.

BEA was victorious over Granada-Huntley- East-Chain/Martin Luther/Truman, 12-2 in six innings at home on May 17.

In the game, the Bucs were led by Lauren Madetzke’s masterful pitching effort. She pitched all six innings and allowed just four hits, two walks and no earned runs. Madetzke also struck out 11 batters.

On offense for the Bucs, McKenna Dutton enjoyed a 4-for-5 afternoon at the plate, while Adali Trujillo went 2-for-2 in the game.

Marshall 9, BEA 4

Marshall 12, BEA 2

The Marshall Tigers took both games of a Tuesday double-header against the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers on May 15.

In the first contest, BEA’s Lauren Madetzke pitched all seven innings and allowed just three earned runs. In the process, she retired a season-high 14 batters by way of strikeout.

Offensively for the Buccaneers, Madetzke added a pair of hits including a double. She was also responsible for a run batted in, and a run scored. Meanwhile, Adrianna Granillo also pitched in for the Bucs with three hits, including a double and a triple. For the contest, Granillo drove in two runs, and scored a run of her own as well.

In the second game, Blue Earth Area was topped by Marshall 12-2. McKenna Dutton and Jackie Quintero accounted for the only two hits of the ballgame for the Bucs. Meanwhile, both of BEA’s runs were driven in by Dutton.

St. Peter 12, BEA 0

St. Peter 10, BEA 0

The Buccaneers also had a double header against the Saints of St. Peter on Saturday, May 12. Unfortunately for the BEA faithful, the Bucs were unable to get in the scoring column during either game.

While Lauren Madetzke started the first ballgame on the mound for Blue Earth Area, McKenna Dutton got the nod for game two. Offensively, the Bucs combined to record four hits in both contests. Carla Leyva and Dutton each had a hit, while Sydney Blagg registered a pair of hits for the Bucs as well.