BEA bounces back to beat Marshall
The Marshall Tigers softball team played host to Blue Earth Area for a doubleheader on May 14. The Tigers took the first game 11-0 but the Buccaneers won the nightcap by a score of 6-1.
Marshall 11, BEA 0
Tiger’s pitcher Madison Wagener fired a no-hitter while her teammates scored four runs in the first inning, one in the second and six in the third as they shut out BEA 11-0 in five innings, due to the 10-run rule. Marshall was the home team for the first game.
Wagener, struck out four and walked four Buc batters to earn the victory.
Marshall belted out 10 hits while drawing four walks in the shortened game.
BEA 6, Marshall 1
Blue Earth Area bounced back from their loss in the first game of their doubleheader to defeat the Tigers by a score of 6-1 in the second game.
Marshall was the visiting team for this game and took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning.
BEA matched the Tigers with a run in the bottom of the third. Carla Leyva walked, stole second and went to third base on Adrianna Granillo’s ground out. Leyva scored on a single to center field by Lauren Madetzke.
The Bucs added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Miya Gustafson walked. Lilly Mathews courtesy ran for Gustafson and took second base on a passed ball and went to third base on a ground ball out. Grace Roiger walked to put runners on the corners.
Sydney Blagg singled to score Mathews and move Roiger up to second base. Marshall picked off a BEA runner. Leyva then hit a triple to left field to score another run and put the Bucs up 3-1. Leyva came home on a Tiger’s error to make the score 4-1 in favor of the Bucs after four complete innings.
A single by McKenna Dutton started things off for the Maroon and Gold in the bottom of the fifth. Gustafson was hit by a pitch and Roxanne Quintero singled to load the bases. Roiger walked to score Dutton. Leyva then walked to force in one more run to put the Bucs on top 6-1 and finish the scoring for the game.
Leading BEA with three hits was Madetzke. Leyva and Dutton each had two hits while Leyva also drove in two runs.
Madetzke pitched the entire game for the Bucs giving up six hits, striking out six and walking one Tiger batter.
BEA 8, ML/G-H-EC/T 3
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers softball team got back in the win column when they traveled to Northrop to take on the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars on Monday, May 13. The Bucs came out on top by a score of 8-3.
Emma Dahl led the offense with three RBIs while going 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and a single. Grace Roiger also collected two hits while Ammarrah Harris, Adrianna Granillo, Lauren Madetzke and Miya Gustafson each had one hit. Harris also had an RBI.
The game was scoreless through the first two innings. BEA took advantage of Jaguar errors, a walk and a timely hit to score five runs in the top of the third inning.
Roiger reached on an error with one out. A walk to Sidney Blagg followed by a strike out put runners on first and second with two outs. Granillo reached on an infield error to load the bases. Madetzke’s ground ball resulted in another Jags error which allowed two Buc runners to score. McKenna Dutton reached on another error to load the bases with Dahl coming to the plate. Dahl’s triple to right field cleared the bases to put BEA on top 5-0.
ML/G-H-EC/T scored one run in the bottom of the third to make it a 5-1 game in favor of the Bucs.
A single by Madetzke and a walk by Dahl put two runners on with two outs in the top of the fifth inning. Harris hit a single to center field to bring home Madetzke with BEA’s sixth run of the game and advance Dahl to third base. Dahl scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-1 with the Maroon and Gold on top.
The Jaguars got the two runs back in the bottom of the fifth to make it 7-3 but were held scoreless the last two innings while the Bucs added one more run in the top of the seventh inning.
Lauren Madetzke is credited with the win for BEA. The junior right-hander allowed a total of three runs, one of which was earned, while striking out seven Jaguar batters and walking none.
Windom 15, BEA 5
The Blue Earth Area softball team fought back from an early 7-0 deficit against the Windom Eagles to pull within two runs after three complete innings at 7-5.
However, the Eagles tallied eight more runs in the game, including six runs in the top of sixth inning to defeat the host Buccaneers 15-5.
Windom wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. A single, an error and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out. Another single scored Windom’s first run. The next Eagle’s batter got hit by a pitch. BEA recorded out number two and it looked like they might escape without any further damage.
Unfortunately, another single and a three-run home run added five more runs to Windom’s total as they built a 6-0 lead after one inning.
The Eagle added one more run in the top of the third before the Bucs rallied for five runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Amarrah Harris reached base when she was hit by a pitch. Harris advanced to third base on Sydney Blagg’s line drive single to center. Adrianna Granillo drilled a double to the outfield to score Harris and Blagg with the Bucs’ first two runs of the game.
Lauren Madetzke was hit by a pitch sending Granillo to second base. McKenna Dutton ground into a fielder’s choice with Granillo out at third and Madetzke advancing to second.
Emma Dahl came to the plate next and lifted a fly ball over the fence for a three-run homer to narrow Windom’s lead to 7-5.
The Eagles got one run back in the top of the fourth inning before tallying six more runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh inning to close out the game with a 15-5 victory.
The Bucs had four hits in the game; Blagg and Carla Leyva had singles, Granillo had a double and Dahl had a home run along with three RBIs.
Fairmont 1, BEA 0
For the second time in a week, the outcome of the softball game between Blue Earth Area and Fairmont was not decided until late in the game.
On Thursday, May 9, at Fairmont, it came down to the last of the ninth inning when the Card’s Taylor Crissinger broke a 0-0 tie with a walkoff home run to secure a 1-0 Cardinal victory and give the teams a season split in their games with BEA winning the previous contest 3-2.
Both pitchers, Lauren Madetzke of the Bucs and Jordan Ehlert of the Cards, had been able to effectively shut down the opposing offenses.
Before Crissinger’s dinger, Madetzke had allowed only four hits in the game. Meanwhile, the Bucs had only been able to scratch out three hits off of Ehlert. BEA stranded six runners on base during the game while Fairmont left five runners on base.
Sydney Blagg, Adrianna Granillo and Madetzke recorded hits for the Bucs.
Madetzke struck out two and issued three walks in 8 1/3 innings of work.