Kenyon-Wanamingo and Medford Softball Go Extra Innings
The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights saw the Medford Tigers battle back from a 5-0 deficit to tie the game in the 7th inning before K-W prevailed 6-5 in eight innings.
It was a fantastic game to watch in the sunshine in Medford. It's always windy there and the wind was blowing in on this day.
The Knights scored 5 runs in the top of the third inning after both pitchers were not allowing any base runners the first two innings.
Following a pop out to start the inning, #8 batter, right fielder, junior Lydia Schaeffer was walked. She advanced to second base on a ground out and scored on a single struck by lead batter, shortstop sophmore Ivette Mendoza.
Left fielder, freshman Vanessa Bartel also hit a bloop single to right field. Third baseman, junior Emma Paulson clubbed a single plating two runs, then pitcher, sophmore Josie Flom hammered a RBI single.
First baseman, junior Sidney Majerus would then clobber a double scoring Flom. The inning ended on a pop out by the ninth K-W player to step into the batter's box.
Josie Flom started the game by striking out 6 of the first 10 batters she faced.
Flom continued her dominance by striking out the numbers 2, 3 and 4 batters in the bottom of the 4th inning.
With just a few hits allowed coming into the bottom of the 6th inning the Tigers #9 hitter designated player, sophmore Tessa Underdahl smacked a double to start the inning.
Right fielder, junior Jenesis McGuire stroked a single scoring Underdahl. Shortstop, junior Lydia Krenske knocked in Underdahl but was thrown out at second base. A ground out and strike out ended the threat.
In the bottom of the 7th inning down 5-2 Medford would plate three runs to tie the game.
Tigers pitcher, sophmore Mackenzie Velishek jumped on the first pitch and singled to right field. Left fielder, Makinley Smith got a single to center and the comeback kids were on the move.
Center fielder, junior Grace Keller stroked a 2 run single. Following a strikeout Underdahl knocked in the tying run on a single. She was retired going to second base. A pop out sent the game into the eighth inning tied at 5.
Top of the 8th inning started with a ground out before Flom collected a single. Another ground out followed but Flom advanced to third base.
Sophmore center fielder Rachel Ryan hit a slow roller down the first base line that was perfectly placed allowing Flom to score and Ryan to be safe at first base. It was a perfect swinging bunt.
In the bottom of the inning Flom struck out the first batter. There was a ground out and a pop out and the Knights had secured their 9th win of the season against 9 losses.
Medford fell to 1-14. The Tigers had 8 hits, Knights 10 hits in the game.
Flom ended the game with 13 strikeouts, 0 walks. Velishek had 4 strikeouts, 1 walk
Other area reported fastpitch softball scores:
- Randolph 5 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 1 (Winning Pitcher Carter Raymond struck out 9, walked 0, scattered 7 hits. Chloe Vought had a triple, Annie Gillette a double. Buccaneers had 7 hits, 5 errors. Rockets last league game finish 9-2)
- Triton 3 Maple River 1
- Hayfield 13 Mabel-Canton 0
- St. Charles 2 Cannon Falls 0
- Plainview-Elgin-Millville 8 Wabasha-Kellogg 6
- Cleveland 15 Tri-City United 7
- Kasson-Mantorville 9 Northfield 3
- Stewartville 7 Lake City 2
- Chatfield 13 Goodhue 2
- Rochester Lourdes at Cotter (postponed)
- Lakeville South 8 Lakeville North 6
- Eastview 12 Burnsville 0
- Rosemount 5 Prior Lake 0
- Waconia 11 New Prague 9
- Shakopee 14 Farmington 7
- NRHEG 1 United South Central 0 (Walk-off Win keeps Panthers in 1st place in Gopher Conference. Only league game left at Blooming Prairie Wed.)
- St. Anthony 5 Byron 3
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