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EV-W softball team cruises in first round of playoffs

The Eden Valley-Watkins softball team started the post-season right, taking a decisive victory Monday afternoon at home, 13-3, over the Swanville Bulldogs. Things got off to a pretty rocky start, as the Eagles surrendered 

3 unearned runs in the first inning, handing Swanville an early lead. Eagle coach Dave Dziengel is happy with the win, regardless of the early-inning jitters. “We came out a little flat and we gave the Bulldogs 3 unearned runs in the first inning. It took until the 3rd inning but we eventually scored 13 unanswered runs to win in 6 innings. In the 3rd inning we stayed patient at the plate, as we used 3 walks, 1 hit batter, and only 1 hit, to score 5 runs. Baylee Lahr did another good job as she limited Swanville to 6 hits over 6 innings, giving up no earned runs.” Though it is not yet set in stone, the Eagles will most likely not play Tuesday, but instead they will travel to Minnewaska on Wednesday, to take on the winner of the Browerville/Royalton game in Osakis. At press time, EV-W posted a 10-4 overall record.


EV-W box score: Baylee Lahr,
1 for 2, 2 runs scored; Jamie Scherer, 0 for 3; Kaylee Forcier,
2 for 3, 2 runs scored; Holly Schumacher, 0 for 3, 2 runs scored; Brook Stang, 2 for 4, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI; Mickael Lies-Thielen, 0 for 4; Briana Plantenberg, 0 for 3, RBI; Faith Forcier, 2 for 3, 3 runs scored, RBI; Mindy Forcier, 1 for 4, run scored, RBI.