Late attack leads Rebels to victory over Wildcats

By Sean Solheim

Murray County News Sports

After the win against the Wolverines, the Rebels traveled to Heron Lake to take on the Wildcats.  Though the Wildcats had an early lead, the Rebels overcame the early deficit to take a late commanding lead to win, 12-3 over the Wildcats.

The Wildcats got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning.  Madison Leighty led reached first when she was hit by a pitch and moved to second when Faith Kazemba hit a single to right field.  A fielder’s choice play cut down Leighty at third base for the first out of the inning, but Kazemba moved to second and Cheyliska Schaffer was safe at first.  A popout to second base gave MCC a two out advantage, but back to back hit batters allowed Kazemba to plate Heron Lake’s first run.

The Rebels answered with the tying run in the top of the second inning.  MacKenzie DeLong doubled to center field to lead off the inning.  After a popout recorded the first out, Danielle Kuball grounded to short and was thrown out at first, but on the play, DeLong moved to third.  A couple pitches later, Montana Beckmann grounded the ball to the right side into the outfield, allowing DeLong to tie the game at one run per side.

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