By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE – The Boyceville softball team hosted a pair of games this past week with Tuesday’s against Colfax and Thursday’s against Mondovi; both games ended in a win for the Bulldogs.
The game against the Vikings was changed to Boyceville due to wet field conditions in Colfax.
Bulldogs beat Vikings
With the temperature below 40 degrees at the Bulldog’s game against the Vikings, things were a bit stiff and sluggish all around the field.
There were just two runs scored in seven innings of play between the two teams and the Bulldogs were able to edge out the win after two of their players crossed the plate in the second inning.
The Bulldogs had the bases loaded with Rachal Anderson on third, Maddy Bygd on second and Lexi Peterson sitting on first.
Next at bat was Brooklyn Blaser and she took a good bite out of the ball, which sent Anderson and Bygd across home plate for the Bulldog’s two runs that won the game.
Kennedy Hellmann and the rest of the Bulldog’s defense battled hard on the field from there on out.
Hellmann finished with a three up-three down inning in the fourth and only allowed four batters to take the box in both the fifth and seventh innings.
In seven innings, Hellmann threw 65 strikes, 30 balls and had five strikeouts and just one walk allowed.
BOYCEVILLE 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
COLFAX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulldogs win by one
The Bulldogs played their final game of the week at home against Mondovi, which ended on a positive note as they beat the Buffaloes 8-7.
They Bulldogs led through five innings with one run scored in the first, second and third and zeros posted in the fourth and fifth.
The Buffaloes managed to squeeze one run through in the second inning as well for a 3-1 score going into the top of the third.
The Bulldogs saw themselves fall behind on the scoreboard at the top of the sixth when the Buffaloes scored four runs to quickly put the score at 5-3.
The Bulldogs were able to answer back offensively and they had two runners cross home plate, which tied the game going into the final inning.
The Buffaloes took to the batter’s box first in the seventh and scored two additional runs to take the lead once again.
However, with the home field advantage, the Bulldogs were able step up to bat one more time. They battled back and hit three runs in to give them the lead and the win by one point.
Blaser was a solid teammate once again as she had no runs herself, but she had one hit that scored two RBI. Hellmann and Riek both had an RBI as well.
Scoring was Kegen with three runs, Peterson and Bygd each had two runs and Marki Lagerstrom had one run and one RBI.
Hellmann pitched another straight seven innings for the Bulldogs. She allowed eight hits, seven runs, but she struck out seven batters and had just three walks.
The Bulldogs had a break in their schedule until Tuesday night (April 22) when they were on the road to Elk Mound. They will be back on their home field this Thursday to host the Spring Valley Cardinals starting at 4:30 p.m.
BOYCEVILLE 1 1 1 0 0 2 3
MONDOVI 0 1 0 0 0 4 2