Softball: Z-M cranks six home runs against HayfieldZumbrota-Mazeppa hit six home runs Tuesday in an 18-2 seven inning victory against Hayfield in Hayfield.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Zumbrota-Mazeppa hit six home runs Tuesday in an 18-2 seven inning victory against Hayfield in Hayfield.
The Cougars (15-2, 11-1 HVL) finished with 19 hits, 12 of them for extra bases. Every hitter in the batting order had a hit and a run scored.
“That was fun to see them hit the ball,” Z-M head coach Kevin Nelson said.
Junior Amber Jentsch was 5-for-5 with a home run, two double and four RBI to lead the Cougars while junior Lydia Wagner went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Ninth-grader Rachel Mensink finished 1-for-3 with a home run and senior Megan Nelson was 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored. Nelson also pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk to get the win. She struck out five.
Abby Blanchard was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the first inning for Hayfield. Dani Wagner went 2-for-3 with two doubles.
Z-M will play Kenyon-Wanamingo Thursday in Zumbrota. A win will give the Cougars at a least a share of the conference title, their fourth in a row.
Z-M falls to top-ranked North St. Paul
Top-ranked North St. Paul scored five runs in the final two innings to defeat Zumbrota-Mazeppa 10-2 Friday in North St. Paul.
The Cougars stayed with the Polars for most of the game but a few unlucky plays made the ending score worse than it should have been, Kevin Nelson said.
“The game was a lot better than what the score showed,” he said. “We had some unfortunate things happen.”