Fatigue was wearing on the Lady Sting as KMS scored an early lead, totaling four runs in the first two innings. Marley Lara caught a hit near the fence to end the top of the 2nd. The Lady Sting were out almost as quickly as they got up to bat. Kaitlyn Mortenson managed to get on base but was left stranded.
In the bottom of the third, Cobb faced a tough position as a runner advanced to third. She struck the next batter out. Mortenson fielded a grounder to throw out the next batter at first, preventing the score.
The Sting offense again struggled to get on base, but played solid defense in the 4th inning. Cobb struck out a batter, and Mortenson raised her glove to catch a line drive headed right at her face. 3rd base Megan Nordaune fielded a short hit to get the third out.
In the bottom of the 5th, the batter hit and stole 2nd. The next batter snuck her hit past Mortenson to score. Lexy Swanson hit a homerun for the away team, scoring two more runs. KMS loaded runners on 3rd and 2nd. The next batter hit another two runs in. Emily Johnson made a fantastic catch in left field, but the next batter hit the final run in, closing the game because of the 10-run rule.
Coach Sneller reported, "We played well in the first four innings, then KMS started hitting, which frustrated the girls. There's nothing you can do against legitimate hits, but it's hard for the girls to understand that. It's nothing the girls did wrong, they just hit hard and hit the gaps. KMS has always has strong bats. Coach Blondie does an amazing job coaching hitting and fielding."
Cassie Weir, who had suffered a concussion last week, had a check up with the doctor and was cleared to play. She has to pass the baseline concussion test, and should hopefully be ready to play on Thursday.
Also, it was "Strike out cancer" night at the ballpark. Both teams played in special pink jerseys. Al Reszel and Steve Carmany were riding during the games, and there was also a raffle to help raise money for breast cancer research.
Yellow Medicine East
Nordaune 2-0 SO 2
Clarke 1-1 BB 1
Cobb IP 4.1 H 17 R 10 ER 9 BB 1 SO 2 HR 1 PS 87-53
Krieger 4-3 R 2 H 3
Gjerde 4-2 R1 RBI 2
Hagen 4-2 RBI 1
Rudningen 4-2 R 1 RBI 1
Lesteberg 3-3 R 1 RBI 2
Swanson 3-1 R 1 RBI 2
Rosenboo 2-1 R 1 BB 1 SO 1
Smith 2-1 R 1
Hauge 1-1 R 1
Johnson 3-1 R 1 RBI 2 SO 1
Krieger IP 3 H 2 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 1 HR 0 PS 46-31
Hauge IP 2 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 SO 1 HR 0 PS 23-18
In the second game, KMS kept their momentum rolling and scored 6 runs in the first inning. The Sting had a few hits, but not enough to get any scoring. KMS scored two more runs in the second and then blew open the gates and racked up nine more runs in the third inning, ending the game 0-17.
Yellow Medicine East
Cobb IP 4 H 18 R 17 ER 9 BB 4 SO 1 HR 1 PS 100-61
Krieger 2-1 RBI 1
Wagner 2-2 R 1 RBI 3
Gjerde 4-2 R 1 RBI 3
Hagen 3-1 R 2 RBI 1BB 1
Rudningen 2-1 R1
Smith 2-1 RBI 1
Lesteberg 3-1 R 3 RBI 1
Swanson 3-2 R 2 RBI 3 BB 1 SO 1
Grewe 2-0 R 1
Hauge 2-1 R 1
Rosenboo 4-4 R 3 RBI 3
Johnson 2-2 R 2 BB 1
Hauge IP 4 H 4 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 SO 0 HR 0 PS 40-34