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Rebels fall to Medford in softball

Girl tracksters finish first at home meet, third at Blooming Prairie

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | May 2, 2021

The United South Central girls softball team played even with the Medford Tigers for three innings during their game last Monday, April 26.

But then, the Rebels gave up 10 runs in the fourth and three in the fifth and lost the game 13 to 3.

Medford got a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but USC came back with three runs in the top of the third. The Tigers tied it up with a run in the bottom of the third.

Then Medford scored seven runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to take a 10-run lead and the 13-3 win.

The Rebels had just two hits in the game, a single by Allie Niebuhr and a double by Molly Wegner, but it was enough to score three runs.

Hannah Meyer pitched all five innings for USC, giving up nine hits, walking one batter and striking out four.

The Rebels had 14 errors in the game, to the Tigers two.

Maple River 6, USC 5

The United South Central girls softball team lost a close game on Thursday, April 22, falling 6-5 to Maple River.

The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the third inning and the Rebels had a 5-3 lead after five innings.

However, the Eagles scored two runs in the sixth inning to tie up the game, then plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the victory.

The Rebels got their five runs off four hits, with Molly Wegner, Kiera Schultz, Allie Niebuhr and Riley Getchell each getting one hit. All were singles, except for Schultz who had a double.

Maple River had their six runs on seven hits including two triples.

Hannah Meyer pitched six innings for the Rebels and allowed the six runs with four of them earned. She allowed two walks and had no strikeouts. Julia Langworthy pitched seven innings for the Eagles and allowed four hits, three of them earned, allowed four walks and struck out seven Rebels.