Solon Springs softball and baseball teams notch wins
The Solon Springs softball team defeated Washburn 16-4 Friday night in Solon Springs.
Valerie Garay was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits with six strikeouts in four innings.
Alex Sickler went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and Chenea Barret also doubled, singled and knocked in two runs for the Eagles on offense.
Solon Springs (2-2) hosts Drummond at 4:30 p.m. today.
The Solon Springs baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Drummond 5-4 Monday evening at home.
Bryan Crum led off the seventh with a double. Danny Kallberg’s sac bunt moved Crum to third, but Drummond was unable to get Kallberg out at first. Kallberg then stole second, putting the tying and go-ahead runs at second and third. After a strikeout, No. 9 batter Dustin Lietha, who had struck out his two previous at-bats, came to the plate and lined a 0-1 pitch into left, scoring Crum and Kallberg.
“It was good to see the bottom of our lineup producing runs in the clutch,” Eagles coach Nathan Ahlberg said.
Solon Springs had six hits, including a triple and double by Tyler LaRose and a double and single by Crum.
Drummond had nine hits, including two apiece from Brian Best and James Rausch.
Nick Grubbe pitched the first five inning for the Eagles, allowing two earned runs with two strikeouts.
“It was a well-played baseball game by both teams,” Alhberg said. “Nick did a great job for us. He gave up eight hits, but did not walk any batters. That really lowered his pitch count and allowed him to pitch deeper into the game. We’ve been focusing on limiting the walks with our pitchers, and it was a key.”
The Eagles (3-3) opened Indianhead Conference play Tuesday at Hurley. They also host Bayfield on Thursday. Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.