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Waseca rally keeps BEA from win

By Staff | Apr 28, 2019

Catcher Miya Gustafson squeezes the softball as the batter fails to connect and is called out on strikes.

Blue Earth Area went to Waseca last Tuesday looking for their first win of the softball season and it was looking promising through the first five innings.

The Bucs held a slim 1-0 lead when the Bluejays came to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning. The ‘Jays used three doubles, two singles and the only two BEA errors of the game to plate six runners. Waseca then held the Maroon and Gold scoreless in the top of the seventh inning to win the game 6-1.

BEA scored their run in the top of the first inning. With one out, Carla Leyva was hit by a pitch. She advanced to second on Lauren Madetzke’s single. Both runners advanced by stealing their next base. Adrianna Granillo came to the plate with the runners in scoring position and hit into a ground out which allowed Leyva to score.

Madetzke was on the mound for the Bucs. She allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out six Bluejay batters. She gave up zero walks.

Madetzke also led the offense with two of the Buc’s three hits. McKenna Dutton had the other hit for BEA.

The girls were scheduled to travel to New Ulm on Friday, April 26, to take on the Eagles. The results of that game will be in next week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.