Spartan softball team sweeps Old AbesThe Superior High School softball team finally opened its season by sweeping the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes 14-13 and 14-2 in six innings Thursday afternoon at the Irish Dome in Rosemount, Minn.
The Superior High School softball team finally opened its season by sweeping the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes 14-13 and 14-2 in six innings Thursday afternoon at the Irish Dome in Rosemount, Minn.
Trailing 13-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning of the opener, the Spartans strung together a single and five doubles with two outs, including Taylor Johnson’s walk-off RBI double, to complete the come-from-behind victory.
Katie Hienen picked up the pitching win in relief of starter Shannon Johnstad. The two allowed nine hits with 17 walks and five strikeouts.
Offensively for the Spartans, Emily Hansen was 4-for-5 with a double and two runs; Jessica Lindstrom was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs; Gabby Gidley was 3-for-4 with a triple, double and three RBIs; and Heinen doubled, singled, knocked in three runs and scored twice.
Miranda Thesing-Ritter doubled, singled and had two RBIs for the Old Abes.
Heinen picked up the complete-game win in game two, allowing six hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Dani Mestelle took the loss for the Old Abes, allowing eight hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 4 1/3 innings.
Lindstrom led the Spartans at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored. Gidley was also 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Johnson double, singled and knocked in a run; and Hansen had a pair of hits.
Mestelle tripled, doubled and scored three runs and Brianne Winkleman had two hits and scored two runs for ECM.
“Picking up a pair of wins against a regional opponent is a great way to kick off the season,” SHS coach Amy Zembo said. “The girls hit the ball extremely well, pounding out 31 hits in the doubleheader, and they showed that never-give-up attitude with the way they rallied in the first game.”
SPARTAN SPIN: The SHS JV won its first game 9-5 and lost game two 10-9. Sydney Johnson was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts and two walks in the Spartans’ win.
ECM 006 310 3 — 13-9-2
Superior 302 210 6 — 14-18-1
Superior 511 043 — 14-13-2
ECM 200 000 — 2-6-1