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Rebel softball team shuts out Vikings

Seventh grader Mariah Anderson pitches gem to gain victory

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | May 16, 2021

Seventh grader pitcher Mariah Anderson, right, is shown with her battery mate, Kendall Harpestad, who drove in the winning run in the Rebels’ 1-0 win over Hayfield.

The United South Central girls softball team got their first win of the season on Tuesday, May 11, when they defeated the Hayfield Vikings by a score of 1-0.

The Rebels got an 11 strikeout performance from Mariah Anderson, a seventh grader, to get the win. Anderson allowed just three hits, issued no walks during her complete seven inning effort.

It was Anderson’s first varsity win for the Rebels.

The Rebels one score came when Taylor Schroeder crossed the plate. Schroeder had been hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a grounder and then stole third base. She came home on a base hit by Kendall Harpestad, the Rebel’s only hit of the game.

USC had lost 15-0 to the Hayfield Vikings in an earlier game.

FBA 3, USC 0

The United South Central girls softball team had five hits but struggled to get a single run when they faced Faribault Bethlehem Academy on Thursday, May 6.

USC lost 3-0 to FBA.

The Rebels had five hits in the game, all singles. Getting a hit were Mariah Anderson, Allie Niebuhr, Kiera Schultz, Hannah Meyer and Kendal Harpestad.

Anderson pitched all seven innings for the Rebels and gave up three runs on three hits, struck out nine and walked four batters.

Two of the FBA hits were triples, which made a big difference in the game’s final score.

The USC softball team will have a home game on Monday, May 17, against Medford, beginning at 4:30 p.m.