Rebel girls fall to Springfield Tigers in Home Opener

By Joel Herrig

Murray County News Sports

The MCC softball team was back on the field this past Friday afternoon. The Rebels were taking the field for the first time in nearly two weeks as they played host to the Springfield Tigers. The Rebels lost two games earlier this season to Pipestone while the Tigers had lost earlier in the week to the Wolverines of Mountain Lake Area. The wind was blowing in on Friday and the strong winds defiantly played a factor in the game for both teams as no fly ball was routine. The Rebels made a couple key mistakes and the Tigers capitalized for the win.

The Rebels and Tigers started the game in what looked to be a pitchers duel. The first two inning passed by without a run being scored. The Tigers changed that in the top half of the third inning. Amanda Muecke got a ground out from the first batter of the inning, Casandra Graf followed with a single and stole second base as Kaylie Windschitl struck out. With a runner at second and two outs the Tigers Sydney Schauman stepped to the plate and lined a hard shot off the glove of McKenzie DeLong at third base. Graf came around to score and Schauman advanced to second on a wild throw back to the infield. Briana Schmidt for the Tigers reached base on a fielder choice to shortstop which allows Schauman to score the second run of the game. Schmidt scored on a throwing error on the Sarah Dunn at bat which allowed Dunn to reach base. The Tigers scored three unearned runs in the inning putting them in front 3-0. The Tigers scored another run in the fourth inning on a walk to Sam Richert she advanced to second on a wild pitch and then third on a stolen base and a ground out by Brittany Rogotzke.

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