Early lead allows Edgerton/SWC to defeat Rebel Girls

By Sean Solheim

Murray County News Sports

The Rebels softball team hosted the Edgerton/SWC Flying Dutchmen on Tuesday, April 18. The Dutchmen have always proved to be a tough opponent and this game was no different as the Rebels fell to Edgerton in five innings, 13-1.

Edgerton started scoring right away with two runs in the top of the first inning for the early lead. After being shut down in the second inning, the Dutchmen got right back to scoring runs in the top of the third as they added six runs to give them an 8-0 lead early in the game. During those first three innings, the Rebels only had one hit which came off the bat of Danielle Kuball in the bottom of the second inning when she grounded a single into right field with two outs.

The Dutchmen continued their scoring ways after the big third inning. They added a ninth run in the top of the fourth inning along with four more runs in the top of the fifth that gave them a 13-0 lead.

The Rebels needed at least four runs in their half of the fifth inning to keep the game alive and avoid the 10-run rule. With one out, Kuball walked on four pitches before a two out single hit by Alex Kleven allowed Kuball to come around and score the first run of the game for the Rebels. Kleven was stranded at first, though, as a strikeout ended the game for the Rebels.

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