Tricounty News

Softball takes two for week

Monday, the Cubs made the trip to Pierz in threatening weather conditions. They left with a victory by a 6-2 score. The game was scoreless into the third inning when the Cubs erupted for five runs. Sammi Stewart-James, Amanda Kuseske, Tesslynn Callander, Kendra Albers, and Kayla Kastanek scored runs. Callander, Kastanek, Albers, and Mindy Hurrle had RBI. Kuseske scored again in the fourth to put the Cubs up 6-0. In the bottom of the inning a two run home run would be all the scoring that Pierz would get. The Cubs batted in the top of the sixth as the rain began. The Cubs would tack on four more runs with Callander, Albers, Brittnay Simmons, and Holly Garding scoring. However, the rain came down and with lightening visible the umpires called the game which reverted to the last complete inning which was the fifth. Therefore, the final official score was 6-2 for Kimball. Callander, Simmons, and Garding each had two hits with Kuseske and Albers each scoring twice. Ashley Schiefelbein got the win on the mound giving up five hits and striking out five with no walks. Tuesday took the Cubs to Rockford for a CMC contest. Both pitchers were sharp and the game went fast as neither pitcher allowed a walk. The Cubs had five hits and so did Rockford. Tesslynn Callander and Holly Garding each had two hits and Kayla Kastanek had one. The Cubs committed two errors and Rockford three but the Rockford errors proved costly as the Cubs scored two unearned runs in the fifth inning to go along with the earned run they got in the first to win 3-0. Base running was the difference as the Cubs stole 6 bases to get runners in position. Callander had three with Kuseske, Kastanek, and Hurrle getting the others. The Cubs got three of their five hits in the fifth and with two Rockford errors went up by a 3-0 score. The Rockford hitters were shut down by Schiefelbein who struck out two and allowed five hits, two coming in the seventh. Rockford didn't advance a runner past second base and only had runners on in the fourth and seventh innings. The rest of the week was washed out in a combination of rain and snow. Thursday's game against HLW-W and the Saturday Kimball Invitational with Royalton and Milaca were washed away. This week the Cubs will play a double-header at Holdingford on Monday, and play single games with EVW, BBE, and EVW again on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The second game of the DH and the Friday game are make-ups for weather postponements from earlier this year. Gary Riess, coach