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Kimball fastpitch team all systems ‘go’ for playoffs


Tuesday, May 20, Kimball played host to Swanville in the first round of the playoffs.

The Cubs cruised to a 12-3 victory. But Wednesday, the tables were turned on Kimball, when Browerville ambushed them in a 13-4 shellacking.

Swanville game highlights: Madison Schreifels, 2 for 2, 3 runs scored, 1 double; Madison Libbesmeier, 2 for 2, run scored, 2 walks; Lauren Libbesmeier, 2 for 4; Stacy Hurrle, Alexis Rose, Shay Krippner, Emily Utecht, Hayley Schiefelbein, Shelby Schiefelbein, Becky Holtz, and Kenzie Leither each had one hit for the Cubs. The winning pitcher was Alexis Rose, who struck out 15 in 7 innings, walked 2, and faced 32 batters, allowing 
7 hits.


In Wednesday’s battle with Browerville, Kimball scored first, putting up 1 run in the bottom of the first inning. Browerville answered back with one of their own in the third. The score stood that way until the sixth, when Browerville scored 10 runs, on 10 hits. The Cubs could not come back. Browerville game highlights: Stacy Hurrle, 1 for 4; Madison Libbesmeier, 1 for 3;



Lauren Libbesmeier, 1 for 2; Emily Utecht, 1 for 4; Kenzie Leither, 1 for 1; Shay Krippner, 3 walks.