Tricounty News

Cubs softball gets three wins

By Gary Riess, coach

St.John's Prep April 24

Last week was a good one for the Kimball softball team, as they picked up wins against St. John's Prep and a sweep of a doubleheader with B-B-E. The Cubs faced St. John's Prep in a non-conference game on Tuesday, April 24. The Johnnies actually scored first in the top of the inning. The Cubs tallied four runs in the second with Tiffany Berscheid, Shelby Seth, Breane Meierhofter, and Alyssa Hurrle scoring. SJP added a run in the third to make the score 4-2. In the bottom of the third, the sky came crashing down on the SJP pitcher, and the Cubs set a school record for runs in an inning scoring 26 runs. Every player on the Kimball roster scored at least once in the inning. Kelsey Libbesmeier had two hits and three RBI, and Megan Libbesmeier had two hits and four RBI. Breane Meierhofer scored four times in the game with Megan Libbesmeier, Lexi Rose, Steph Konz, Shelby Seth, and Alyssa Hurrle each adding three runs. Megan Libbesmeier got the pitching win with 8 strikeouts and 1 walk. The final score was Kimball 30 SJP 3.

B-B-E April 26

Thursday, April 26, was CMC doubleheader day with the Cubs taking on B-B-E. The first game started as a pitcher's duel with neither team able to mount much offense until the fourth inning, when Raelynn Callander scored to put the Cubs up 1-0. B-B-E tied the game in the top of the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth the Cubs tallied four runs by Berscheid, Callander, Megan Libbesmeier, and Hurrle. Three hits and three errors gave the Cubs a 5-1 lead. B-B-E then came back in the sixth using two Cubs' errors to tighten the score at 5-3. In the bottom of the sixth, Alyssa Hurrle singled and then scored on Megan Libbesmeier's two-run home run to give the Cubs a 7-3 margin. B-B-E went scoreless in the seventh, and the Cubs had a 7-3 victory. Callander, Libbesmeier, Katelyn Lichte, and Steph Konz had two hits each for Kimball. Libbesmeier pitched the complete game with six strikouts and one walk.

In game two, B-B-E was the home team. Callander scored in the top of the first for 1-0 lead with Lichte getting the RBI. Kimball pitcher Lexi Rose had a rough start as B-B-E scored five times in the bot-

tom of the inning, to take a 5-1 lead.

Rose then settled down and gave up only one more run the rest of the game. Kimball came back with three runs in the second by Rose, Meierhofer, and Seth. B-B-E scored once in the third, and the game stayed at 6-4 until the seventh inning. Callander led off the seventh with a walk and scored on Libbesmeier's RBI. She then scored on Lichte's RBI. Steph Konz then singled Lichte to third and she scored on Meierhofer's RBI to give the Cubs a 7-6 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, B-B-E got a runner to third base, but she was stranded there, and the Cubs prevailed in a come-from-behind win 7-6.

Kimball takes on Rockford this week, and a non-conference game at Ogilvie Tuesday, May 1. CMC doubleheader Thursday, May 3, sees the Cubs traveling to Pierz for two games.