Spring has sprung … and the Cubs have finally come out of hibernation, as the girls cruised to a 7-2 victory Friday afternoon,
April 26, over non-conference opponent Long Prairie/Grey Eagle.
Kimball first-year coach Eric Primus was excited for the new season.
“After 7-1/2 weeks of playing ball in the gym, we finally got the Kimball Fast-Pitch season started.”
Cubs’ hurler Alexis Rose struck out 14 in the home opener, and she received plenty of support.
Second-inning hits from Stacy Hurrle, Shelby Schiefelbein, Shay Krippner and, helping her own cause, Lexi Rose, resulted in an early 3-0 cushion.
The Kimball club added two more runs in the fourth and sixth frames, which proved to be more than enough to hold off the struggling Thunder squad.
Starting the weather-shortened season on the right foot, the Kimball gals gave a real team effort. Hurrle went 3-for-3 with three runs scored; Schiefelbein, 2-for-3, two runs scored, two RBI; Krippner, 1-for-3, 4 RBI; while Raelynn Callander, Breane Meierhofer, and Alexis Rose, the game’s winning pitcher, each contributed a hit.
Lexi Rose picks up the win for the Cubs in the season opener.