A six-run, sixth inning helped the Boyceville girls softball team break a two all deadlock and propelled it to an 8-3 win over visiting Colfax Monday, May 2 at Andy Pafko Memorial Park.
The win snapped the Bulldogs three-game losing streak and erased the sour taste from a 22-7 home loss to Cameron a week earlier. Boyceville is now 2-4 in the large Dunn-St. Croix and 5-6 overall.
The April 25 game with Mondovi was postponed due to weather and will be made up later this month.
As a result of the Mother Nature, Boyceville will have a busy schedule this coming week. The Bulldogs were in Plum City yesterday (Tuesday, May 3). They travel to Elk Mound on Thursday and will return home to host Spring Valley next Monday, May 9.
Back-to-back-to-back singles by Jenna Beyrer, Kylie Krueger and Kayla Hoff to start the sixth inning set the stage for the Bulldogs’ decisive offensive explosion. Boyceville went on to score six runs in the bottom half of the frame as Katie Kegen and Maddy Bygd also singled and drove in runs. Those five and Peyton Hellmann, who reached on a fielder’s choice in that inning, all scored runs.
Boyceville took a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first inning and held that advantage until Colfax scored a run in the fifth and another in the top of the sixth to knot the score at two.
Morgan Kuhn led off with a double to open the Bulldogs’ first inning at the plate. Katie Kegen walked. Both would score for the two zip lead.
The Bulldogs finished with a seven to five advantage in hits as Katie Kegen did a nice job of keeping the Vikings off balance for much of the game. Kegen struck out seven and walked just one to get the complete game victory.
Sometimes a short memory is a good thing.
Boyceville’s home game against Cameron April 26 would be one the Bulldogs’ will not want to revisit let alone remember.
Cameron collected 12 hits and took full advantage of ten Boyceville errors for a lopsided, five-inning, 22-7 non-conference win at Pafko Memorial Park.
The Comets streaked to a huge early lead as it scored six runs in the first, four in the second, five in the third and seven in the fourth inning. Boyceville scored a pair of runs in the third and fourth innings and three times in the bottom of the fifth, which by then, was too little to late.
Boyceville finished with five hits all singles except for a Peyton Hellmann double. Maddy Bygd accounted for two of the five hits with Hellmann, Kuhn and Krueger accounting for the others.
Katie Kegen took the loss after making it just two innings on the mound.