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A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn
The multi-ethnic building was the original home of the music department at UMM. (B.W. photo)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tiger softball loses for just the second time

OTC 5, Tigers 2
The MACA girls were stunned by being dealt just their second loss of the season Friday, in non-conference softball competition.
The Tigers came up against one of those stubborn pitchers who can string together zeroes on the scoreboard (for the opposition). MACA had zeroes through the first six innings Friday as they battled the proficient Carmen Malmstrom of Otter Tail Central.
The Tigers broke that string of zeroes with some success in the seventh. Alas, it wasn't quite enough success.
Coach Mary Holmberg's unit plated two runs, thanks to a Sadie Fischer single and a fielder's choice play with Holly Amundson at the plate.
Two runs were insufficient on this day. The host Tigers were humbled by this OTC team that has impressive credentials just like the Tigers. Malmstrom and OTC prevailed 5-2.
It was OTC's 14th win of the season against three losses. The Tigers came out of the day at 15-2.
Malmstrom set down ten Tiger batters on strikes. She walked only one.
She got support from her mates in the early innings as OTC scored two runs in the first inning and three in the third.
The final OTC line score was five runs, seven hits and two errors. The Tigers committed no errors and they scored their two runs on five hits.
Fischer had a good offensive day at two-for-four with an RBI. Dani Schultz had one hit in four at-bats. Hannah Sayles and Kelsey DeCamp both went one-for-two.
Mackenzie Weatherly experienced one of her rare pitching setbacks. She fanned six Bulldog batters and walked only one. But she allowed seven hits in her seven innings, along with the five runs which were earned.
OTC's big hitting standout was Gabby Brendefur who had a two-run home run and a double in her two at-bats. Lindsay Nelson also had two hits for the Bulldogs.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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