Lady Bulldogs start 2014 season with loss

By Kelsie Hoitomt

PEPIN – The Boyceville softball team was finally able to hit the field for a game on Monday, April 7. Despite the mud and muck they traveled to Pepin to play last year’s conference championship team, the Pepin/Alma Eagles, which ended in a loss of 15-5.

The ten-run rule went into effect, which ended the game in five innings after the Eagles scored five runs in the first, two in the second, three in the third and an additional five in the fourth.

The Bulldogs fell behind after scoring just run point in the first inning and zero in the second, which put the Eagles up 7-2. The Bulldogs did out score the Eagles in the third inning by one run with four runs in versus their three.

With the game at 10-5 going into the fourth inning, the Eagles put the final dagger in after they posted their five runs in the fourth and the Bulldogs were unable to push anyone past home base in the last two innings.

The Eagles hit the pitches of Kennedy Hellmann, who was on the mound for the Bulldogs for three and a half innings.

Hellmann allowed the 15 runs, eight hits, 11 walks and one home run before being relieved by fellow teammate Kayla Nelson.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the night with a total of 26 at-bats, six hits, four RBIs and then the five runs.

Scoring for the team was Brooklynn Blaser who had three at-bats and two runs. Hellmann had four at-bats and one run. Maddy Bygd had three at-bats and one run as well as two RBIs. And the final score came from Rachal Anderson who had three at-bats as well with one run and one RBI.

The Bulldogs were scheduled to play in Glenwood City on Tuesday night, but the game was postponed due to an extremely wet field.

However, the Bulldogs are scheduled to host Cameron and Cumberland High Schools for an invitational this Saturday, April 12 at Pafko Park beginning at 9:00 a.m.

They will then be back at home on Monday, April 14 to host St. Croix Central at 5:00 p.m.

Boyceville: 1 0 4 0 0
Pepin/Alma: 5 2 3 5 X