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Busy week of ball for the Lady Bulldogs

By Kelsie Hoitomt

BOYCEVILLE – The Boyceville softball team was busy this past week after they hosted Mondovi last Tuesday, May 7 and won, then they were in Elmwood Friday (May 10) and were defeated, but they gained another conference win on Saturday in Colfax and then lost at home to Spring Valley on Monday.

Win at home

The Lady Bulldogs crushed the Buffaloes in the first game of the double-header after a big first and second inning, which put the score at 11-0 going into the third. Those would be the Bulldogs’ only scores in the first game. Mondovi had runners cross the plate in the fourth and fifth innings for a final of 11-3.

Alexa Peterson, Kysa Franseen, Brandi Curvello and Brooklynn Blaser each had two runs and Rachal Anderson, Mckenzie Schultz and Kennedy Hellmann each crossed the plate once. Blaser had the only triple of the game and Franseen, Anderson, Curvello and Kellmann each had a double as well.

The Bulldogs slowed down in the second game, but they were still able to pull off the win with the final score 5-2.

Out of 21 at bats, Boyceville scored four runs in the third inning and one in the fourth. Mondovi scored one run each in fourth and fifth.

Scoring the runs for the Bulldogs were Peterson, Anna Jenkins, Anderson, Curvello and Katie Kegen. For the Buffaloes, it was Alyssa Fedi and Amber Rud that scored their only runs.

On the mound for the Bulldogs was Hellmann who pitched a total of four strikeouts and allowed nine walks, eight hits and five runs.

Big loss vs Elmwood

It was a rough day for the Bulldogs last Friday against the Elmwood/Plum City softball team with a loss of 20-0 and then 3-0.

The Bulldogs kept the score close in the first game as their defense allowed just three runs to cross the plate after Elm/Pc had nine hits. Hellmann did well on the mound with one strikeout and just two walks.

Anna Jenkins had the Bulldogs’ only hit of the first game.

The second game on the other hand went down hill for the Bulldogs as they went through four different pitchers and allowed Elm/Pc to have 30 at bats with nine hits bringing in 20 runs. They scored five runs in the first inning, one in the second, four in the third, nine in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Pitcher, McKayla Brunner allowed for just one hit in the second game as well which came from Boyceville’s Melissa Stuart.

Pair of Wins at Colfax

Despite the cold and cloudy weather, it was a much improved day for the Lady Bulldogs on Saturday in Colfax with a pair of wins in the doubleheader.

It was a close call in the first game, but the Bulldogs pulled off a 6-5 win after scoring five runs in the first inning and one in the fifth from Peterson, Blaser, Franseen, Anderson and Jenkins.

The Vikings had the bats rolling in the first game with 11 total hits, but the Bulldogs played a solid defensive game and stopped the runs from advancing.

The Bulldogs continued to be strong at the plate in the second game with two runs scored in the second inning and their final two in the fourth. Jenkins scored two of those runs and had the team’s only triple. Maddy Bygd and Peyton Hellmann were the other two runners to cross the plate.

D-H vs Spring Valley

The Bulldogs ended a hectic week of softball this past Monday, May 13 at home against the Spring Valley Cardinals. They won the first game by a point, 13-12 and lost the second, 5-1.

It did not look promising for the Bulldogs in the first game as the Cardinals jumped on the board with two runs in the first inning followed by seven in the second for a 9-0 lead.

However, the Lady Dogs rallied back hard in the third inning and scored seven runs to close the lead. Both teams scored three runs in the fourth to put the Bulldogs down by two. In a last chance effort in the final inning, the Bulldogs had three runners cross the plate for the win.

Peterson and Franseen scored half the teams points with three runs each, Curvello and Kegen each had two runs and Blaser, Jenkins and Peyton Hellmann had one.

The momentum didn’t quite carry over into the second game for the Bulldogs as they only scored one run from Kegen on an RBI from Blaser. The Cardinals put runners across the plate with three in the first and two in the third.

The Bulldogs get a two day break in their schedule and will resume play this Thursday, May 16 with a doubleheader in Elk Mound starting at 4:30 p.m.