BOYCEVILLE — With the game moved to Boyceville instead of being played at Colfax because of a wet field, the Colfax softball team out hit the Boyceville Bulldogs 8-3. However, they couldn’t put enough of those hits together to score any runs as they lost 2-0 in what turned out to be their only game last week. Because of more wet fields, a game at Glenwood City April 14 was rescheduled for April 25 and the home game against St. Croix Central April 17 will be made up as a double header at Central May 12.
After putting up plenty of runs in their two previous games, the Vikings left the bases loaded in the first inning against the Bulldogs and altogether stranded 10 runners on the basepaths in the loss. Boyceville scored their only runs on three walks and an infield error in the second inning and from then on, both teams struggled on the offensive end.
Colfax pitcher Lakken Meredith gave up only two hits with seven strikeouts but walked five Bulldogs to absorb the loss. Meredith and Karina Wait both had a pair of hits to lead in the hitting department and the team struck out five times and drew just one walk against Bulldog pitcher Kennedy Hellmann.
“This was a tough loss as we had a chance to be in first place in the conference,” Colfax coach Joe Doucette said. “We just couldn’t make the big play on defense and our offense wasn’t as good as it was the first two games. We wasted a solid pitching performance by Meredith and until we play better defense, it will be tough for us to win consistently,” he added.
Colfax 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0
Boyceville 0 2 0 0 0 0 X — 2