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Lady Mounders lead conference after three more wins

Wins over Glenwood City, Boyceville and St. Croix Central last week left the Elk Mound softball team alone at the top of the conference with a record of 12-1 heading into a tough part of their schedule with games against Colfax and Pepin this week.

Glenwood City

It was a great way to start the week off as the Mounders won 13-3 over the Hilltoppers May 12. They took a 5-0 lead after three innings then added a run in the fifth, three in the sixth and four more in the seventh then shut Glenwood down after giving up two runs to them in the bottom of the inning.

Kaity Johnson had a big day at the plate, batting 3 for 5 with 5 RBI, Lexi DeLong blasted three hits in five at bats with 4 RBIs and Morgan McDougall was perfect with a 3 for 3 performance and a pair of RBIs. Dayna Kotecki allowed nine hits from the mound with four strikeouts and three walks for the win.

ELK MOUND                   0  4  1  0  1  3  4 – 13
GLENWOOD CITY       0  0  0  1  0  0  2 – 3

Boyceville

The Bulldogs have been an up and down team this year and gave the Mounders all they could handle before Elk Mound hung on for the 3-1 win. The Mounders took a 1-0 lead in the first inning but Boyceville knotted the score in the second. They regained the lead with a single run in the fourth and added an insurance run in the seventh while Kotecki was doing her job on the mound quite efficiently as was the Elk Mound defense as they shut the Bulldogs down.

Five different Mounders each had one hit with Kotecki slamming a homerun while Makenna Borofka and Johnson both brought a run in. Kotecki  threw a three hitter with four Ks and a couple of walks for the win.

ELK MOUND      1  0  0  1  0  0  1 – 3
BOYCEVILLE      0  1  0  0  0  0  0 – 1

St. Croix Central

It turned out to be a short game on another cool day as the Mounders used a big second inning, scoring seven runs to go up 8-1. The Panthers came up with a run against Kotecki in the fourth but that’s all she was going to give up as Elk Mound added a pair of runs in the fourth and ended the game in five innings with three more runs.

Elizabeth Schreiber went 3 for 3 at the plate, scoring twice and bringing in a run, Johnson and Kotecki were both 2 for 3 with Kotecki coming up with three RBIs and Katie Benson was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored. Kotecki earned another win giving up two hits with six Ks and just one free pass.

ST. CROIX CENTRAL   0  0  0  1  0 – 1
ELK MOUND                       1  7  0  2  3 – 13