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Cubs softball lose a pair to Rockford

It was a nice night for ball as Kimball traveled to Rockford on Monday, May 6, for a double-header. The Cubs were coming off of a 15-3 victory over Upsala the previous Friday. Errors plagued the Cubs as they committed six defensive mishaps in game one, and three in game two. The Cubs lost game one 10-0 and game two 15-0. Cubs’ coach Eric Primus remains confident.  “Alexis Rose struggled to find the strike zone, and as a result she was pulled from the game after we trailed 10-0 in the 2nd inning. Madison Libbesmeier relieved Rose. She threw the remaining four innings, allowed 2 hits, and walked 2.” L. Majeski pitched for Rockford, going the distance, striking out 10 Kimball batters and giving up no hits. Madison Libbesmeier did not allow any runs in the four innings that she pitched.

Madison Libbesmeier started game two. She pitched two solid innings but was replaced by Rose in the third inning when she failed to retire a Rockford batter. Rose entered the game with the score Rockford 8, Kimball 0. Rose went on to pitch the third and fourth innings. She   gave up five runs in the fourth, gave up two hits, and walked two batters. Rose was replaced by Emily Utecht. Utecht pitched the fifth and final inning of the game. She allowed three hits, and had two strike outs. Madison Libbesmeier was charged with the loss, and Bria Majeski was credited with the win for Rockford. “It just wasn’t our night, as poor pitching, costly errors, and a lack of hitting helped Rockford to the win, dropping us to 2-6,” Primus said.