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Softball: Goodhue, K-W split

Goodhue and Kenyon-Wanamingo met up for a double header Friday, playing right up to the darkness of night. The teams split the twin bill, though it was K-W that took the Hiawatha Valley League contest in Game 1, 9-1. The Wildcats rebounded in the non-conference nightcap, 9-5.

The Knights took a 6-0 lead in the first inning of game one with the help of six walks.

Goodhue managed its only run in the sixth when Katelyn Lexvold’s RBI single scored Kate Stehr. Lexie Kennedy and Bailey Kreisler each had a hit.

Laurie Pearson started the game in the circle and pitched all seven innings, giving up nine earned runs on 10 hits and seven walks with two strikeouts.

K-W’s Kailee Berquam had 14 strikeouts in six innings with one walk and one hit batter.

The Wildcats turned the tables on Berquam in the second game, scoring once in the fourth, once in the fifth, four times in the sixth and three times in the seventh.

Kreisler went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI to lead an attack that pounded out 14 hits. Kennedy added four hits with two runs scored and an RBI with Roschen going 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Kennedy threw an inning-plus to start the game, then left due to illness in the second before then came back in the third. Kennedy ended up giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits and nine walks with three strikeouts through the fifth.

Pearson got the save on three innings giving up three hits and a walk with three strikeouts, pitching the second, sixth and seventh.

The Wildcats (3-7) will host Cannon Falls on Monday, and then at Randolph on Tuesday in a make-up game.

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