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Rebels lose in softball

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Apr 25, 2021

The United South Central Rebel girls softball team traveled to Faribault on Thursday, April 15, to take on the Cardinals of Bethlehem Academy.

USC lost 8-2 to FBA.

The Rebels scored both their runs in the fourth inning. The Cards scored three in the third, four in the fourth and one in the sixth.

FBA also out hit USC 8-3, and the Rebels had three errors to the Cards one.

Hannah Meyer went 1 for 3 hitting with a base hit. Allie Niebuhr was also 1 for 3 with a base hit and a run scored. Erika Johannsen also was 1 for 3, with a double and two RBIs.

Meyer was the starting pitcher for the Rebels and went four innings. She allowed five runs, had one strikeout and three walks.

Seventh grader Mariah Anderson came in for relief and allowed one run in two innings, had four strikeouts and no walks.

“Overall, our girls played well; we cleaned things up defensively and both our pitchers kept us in the game,” coach Brandon Neseth says. “Mariah (Anderson) made her first varsity appearance and pitched well.”

The coach added that the team’s hitting continues to come along, and they did have some better hits in this game.

“Erika (Johannsen) had a nice clutch two-run double,” Neseth says. “Hopefully she can continue to build on her hot start at the plate.”

The Rebels played Maple River on Thursday, April 22. Look for results in next week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.