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Colfax softball blanked by Mondovi in season opener

MONDOVI — After enduring several postponements and cancellations, the Colfax softball team finally made it on the field Monday afternoon, April 11 in Mondovi.

But it turned out to be a rough way to open the season as the Lady Vikings were throughly dominated. The host Buffaloes allowed just one hit in their 15-0 shut out victory over Colfax in just four innings.

One inning proved lethal to the Vikings.

Mondovi broke a scoreless tie by scoring 13 runs in the third inning. It then tacked on two more in the bottom of the fourth to end the contest by rule which says the game is over when a team is leading by 15 runs or more after three innings.

Colfax’s lone hit was turned in by Jaida Riley otherwise Mondovi starter Abby Johnson was nearly perfect striking out eight Vikings and walking just one in three innings on the mound to earn the win. Morghan Ashwell threw the final frame for the Buffaloes striking out one.

Mallory Field suffered the pitching loss for Colfax as she surrendered five hits and 11 runs in two and a third innings, striking out three and walking six. In one inning of relief, Alexis Schindler allowed three hits and four runs while striking out three and walking three.

Colfax (0-1) hosted Spring Valley Tuesday and has Elmwood/Plum City coming to town on Thursday. The Vikings are slated to play at rival Elk Mound on Friday before traveling to take on defending conference champion Glenwood City next Monday, April 25.

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