ML-WR girls defeat Cromwell, McGregor
After starting the season 1-2, the Moose Lake-Willow River softball team notched a pair of wins over Cromwell and McGregor last week. On Thursday, the Rebels downed the Cards 20-1 in a five-inning affair that saw ML-WR pitcher Lila Haglund strike...
After starting the season 1-2, the Moose Lake-Willow River softball team notched a pair of wins over Cromwell and McGregor last week.
On Thursday, the Rebels downed the Cards 20-1 in a five-inning affair that saw ML-WR pitcher Lila Haglund strike out six Cromwell batters.
"It was just a beautiful day to be outside playing ball," said Rebel coach Katie Collier. "The Cromwell girls played hard and there were a few hard hit balls."
The only run for Cromwell came off the bat of Heather Heino who hit a home run early in the game, but the Rebels had too much offense for the Cards to overcome.
Julie Karkela led the hitting barrage for the Rebels with a 3-for-3 effort at the plate.
- On Friday night the Rebels dispatched the McGregor Mercs 5-1, a team ML-WR lost to last season.
"The girls came out strong both defensively and offensively," recalled Collier. "We had some great base running and that was a major factor in the win."
Kelly Haley had a strong day at the plate for the Rebels with a 2-for-3 effort, which included a double, a triple and three RBIs in the game.
"Haley, Sam Bennett and Amanda Haglund are all hitting above .400 for us," explained coach Collier. "We have made a few infield adjustments the last two games with Caitlin Jusczak and Jessica Forsman playing shortstop and second base and that gives us a strong infield. Hillary Peterson is at first base for us and is settling in quite well."
Katie Youngberg threw two-hitter with eight strikeouts for the Rebels.
"Lila Haglund and Katie Youngberg have both worked in the off season to increase speed and movement," stated Collier. "They have their own unique styles with a favorite go-to pitch. Both are freshmen and I look forward to watching them continue to master their craft."
The Rebels are 3-2 on the season.
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