Dawson-Boyd 6, YME 3
Yellow Medicine East head coach Kristi Klassen was disappointed in her team after they kicked around eight errors—four in what would be the game winning seventh inning for Dawson-Boyd—following a 6-3 loss in the Sting’s home and season opener.
“It’s too bad,” said Klassen after the game. “Allie (Trudel) pitched a really good game, she hit her spots and our defense was just not there for her. I know it’s the first game, but it’s frustrating to see. These kids have all played before. This isn’t new.”
The Blackjacks produced three runs in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie behind no hits and four YME errors.
Junior Allie Trudel, a four year starter at pitcher for the Sting, struck out eight, surrendered just five hits—all of them singles—and issued just one walk while not giving up an earned run in a complete-game loss for the Sting.
The Sting got all of their runs in the fourth inning when Cassie Struffert drew a bases-loaded walk, Angie Scheffler scored on a passed ball and Haley Fischer hit an RBI single.
Said Klassen “These kids will never quit. They’ve played a lot of sports throughout their years. They’re never going to quit. It’s just hard to keep battling every game when you dig yourself a big hole. It’s reminiscent of how we played last season. We get in trouble early, then we’re always scratching and clawing to get back.”
D-B 102 000 3 — 6 5 0
YME 000 300 0 — 3 3 8
Dawson-Boyd: Justine Flattum 1-for-4; Kelsi Schuelke 1-for-4; Sadie Zaiser 1-for-4; Nicole Jurgenson 1-for-4; Amber Borstad 1-for-3
Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel 1-for-2; Angie Scheffler 1-for-2; Haley Fischer 1-for-3, rbi
Dawson-Boyd: Kelsi Schuelke 4-3-3-3-2-3, Sadie Zaiser (W) 3-0-0-0-2-4
Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (L) 7-5-6-0-1-8