Pioneers drop two straight by a combined 43-3

Pierz softball lost their last two games, against Maple Lake 23-3, April 26 and Rockford 20-0, April 27.

Pioneer Head Coach Mitch Becker commented, “We played girls in positions they weren’t used to. We have a young team and are learning as we go.”

Maple Lake scored eight runs in the top of the first inning and scored 15 over the remaining four innings.

The Irish held the Pioneers to five hits, including two from Kayla Meyer who also picked up an RBI. Kelly Medek and Amber Kummet accounted for the remaining two hits.

Medek and Kummet each saw time on the mound allowing 12 and 11 unearned runs respectively. Kummet took the loss also she struck out three to Medek’s one.

The next ballg ame wasn’t much better as the Rockford Rockets blanked the Pioneers 20-0 in five innings.

Pierz had two hits coming from Sarah Kahl and Triste LeBlanc.

Kummet and Medek pitched while Kummet took the loss in two innings of work. Medek pitched two innings allowing three hits, seven unearned runs with one walk and hit two batters.

Maple Lake 8 4 2 7 2— 23
Pierz 1 0 0 2 0— 3

Rockford 0 8 5 3 4— 20
Pierz 0 0 0 0 0— 0

Bulldogs shock Cards 7-4
Swanville (3-4, 3-6 overall) beat Upsala 7-4 in Upsala, April 27 thanks to a complete game win from Bulldog ace Tracy DeFrance. She allowed five hits, three walks and a strike out.

Cardinal pitcher Ashley Lange took the loss while going the distance allowing nine hits, six walks and struck out seven.

Bulldog twin senior sisters Annie Bruggenthies and Alicia Bruggenthies each went 2-for-4 and Alicia added a triple. Freshman Courtney Nuehring contributed a home run in the win.

Swanville produced at least one run in every inning except the second and seventh innings.

Swanville 2 0 1 1 2 1 0— 7 R, 9 H, 6 E
Upsala 1 0 3 0 0 0 0— 4R, 5 H, 2 E

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