Softball: Hits come for Wingers but not enough in pair of lossesRed Wing found some offense Monday against Holy Angels in Red Wing, but not enough of it in a pair of losses to the Stars.
By: Nick Gerhardt, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing found some offense Monday against Holy Angels in Red Wing, but not enough of it in a pair of losses to the Stars.
The Wingers (0-7, 0-6 Missota) had 10 hits in the doubleheader but stranded 10 runners in scoring position in the two games. Red Wing fell 5-2 in the first game and 7-6 in the second game.
“It was kind of a relief for us to get some base hits,” Red Wing head coach Cheryl Borgen said.
The Wingers got production throughout the lineup in the second game. Sophomore first baseman Hailee Johnson went 2-for-3 with a run while sophomore second baseman Kelsey Reding finished 1-for-2 with an RBI. Junior shortstop Tesha Buck went 1-for-2 with a run and two RBI and freshman catcher Makaela Egan went 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
Errors continued to wreak havoc for Red Wing in both games. The Wingers made five errors in both games and brought their season total to 34.
The errors spoiled an otherwise solid performance from junior pitcher Laura Chalmers. Chalmers gave up five runs in the first game, but only two were earned. Chalmers struck out eight, allowed five hits and walked one as she bounced back from a rough outing against Rochester John Marshall Friday where she gave up 10 runs on nine hits.
“She’s moving the ball so well and mixing it up so well and keeping their hitters off balance and that’s what we’re asking from her,” Borgen said.
Chalmers also went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the first game. Senior third baseman Elle Anderson collected the other RBI in the loss.
Red Wing left runners on second and third in the fourth inning with only one out after it had already scored two runs to make it a 3-2 game in the first game.
In the second game the Wingers led 4-3 after the top of the third inning, but Holy Angels rallied to tie it at 4-4 in the bottom of the third and took the lead with a three-run fifth.
Red Wing battled back in the sixth to make it a one-run game, but that’s as close as it got. The Stars only had four earned runs in the second game.
Sophomore Hannah Walch started the second game and threw three innings. Walch allowed four runs, two earned, on four hits and struck out three.
The Wingers face undefeated Farmington Wednesday in Farmington.