Area softball: Cotter Schools 3, Goodhue 1Goodhue found a way to get on the board early in the first inning, but Lauren Bowlin settled in and shut down the Wildcats the rest of the way.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Goodhue found a way to get on the board early in the first inning, but Lauren Bowlin settled in and shut down the Wildcats the rest of the way.
Bowlin allowed six hits and struck out seven in the win Monday.
Katie Charbonneau turned in an equally impressive performance on the mound for the Wildcats. The No. 2 pitcher in the Goodhue rotation allowed only two earned runs and struck out three.
"She stepped up, she really had them off-balance," Goodhue coach Chris Irvin said. "She did an excellent job of spacing out their hits."
Irvin also praised his team for hanging with a team that came in with plenty of momentum, as Cotter beat one of the Hiawatha Valley League’s best teams in Zumbrota-Mazeppa the previous week.
Anne Lodermeier led Goodhue offensively, going 3-for-3 with an RBI. She was the lone Wildcat with multiple hits.
Cotter also got away with a controversial call in the fifth, as Chelsey Brosig was caught stealing, according to Irvin, but the umpires called her safe at second base. Micaela Trainor then hit a double to knock in Brosig.
Goodhue, which falls to 3-14 overall and 2-10 in HVL play, hosts Pine Island tomorrow in its final home game of the season.