Cannon Falls Softball Rides 7-Run 3rd Inning to Win
The Bombers defeated Medford Tuesday 10-2 while cranking out 12 hits and holding the Tigers to 2.
In the bottom of the first inning an error allowed Cannon Falls senior Madysen King to gain first base.
Following a pop out, designated player Maddie Burr, junior, jumped on the elevated first pitch she saw and hit a no-doubt home run over the left field snow fence to put the Bombers up for good.
Medford did score a run in the bottom of the second inning but probably should have tied the game.
Pitcher Mae Velishek, junior, walked to open the inning. Abby Bauer went in the game to courtesy fun for her and ended up scoring on a wild pitch.
Josie Witte, senior. gained first base thanks to an error. She would eventually end up at third base Josie Schell, senior, clubbed a liner to right field for the first out. Witte stayed put at third.
Hailey Chambers, sophomore walked. Grace Keller, senior worked the count full and during the at bat a pitch went to the back stop which Bombers catcher Falon Hepola tracked down but Witte retreated back to third base and didn't watch Hepola's throw miss the pitcher ending up near the pitching circle.
She probably would have scored to tie the game. Cannon Falls pitcher Chloe Leingelbach, senior, fanned the last two batters to end the threat.
In the top of the third inning the hit parade started for the Bomberswith back to back singles by Izzy Pagel, senior and Burr. Burr's was a bunt following her previous home run.
Rachel Miller, senior, hammered a RBI double. Avery Rustad. sophomore, got the fourth straight hit for an RBI then later scored on a wild pitch. Lingelbach reached on an error. Hepola walked.
Following a pop out to record the first out Izzy Pagel cracked a 2 RBI double. she would later score on a ground out by King and the Bombers were ahead 9-1.
In the bottom of the third inning Medford's Jen McGuire, senior, would walk to start the inning, steal secojnd and get thrown out trying to advance to third base.
After a strikeout, Lydia Krenske, senior, was walked. An error allowed her to gain second base.
Velishek connected for an RBI single. Krenske would have Medford's only other hit to start the sixth inning.
Cannon Falls scored their final run in the 4th inning. Burr opened the inning with a single then stole second base. Following back-to-back ground outs, Lingelbach hit an RBI single.
The Cashwise Foods and Pharmacy of Owatonna Deliveries of the game for Cannon Falls included Burr going 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored, 2 RBI. Ally Pagel had 2 hits, a run scored and 2 RBI. She also made an outstanding diving play at second baseto end the sixth inning.
Lingelbach threw a two-hitter while striking out 6, walking 4 while throwing 107 pitches, 59 strikes.
Velishek received a Cashwise Foods and Pharmacy of Owatonna Delivery of the Game for Medford. She had both Tigers hits and outside of one inning kept an excellent Cannon Falls team in check.
Velishek threw 136 pitches, 81 strikes with 2 strikeouts, 3 walks and a hit batter while allowing 12 hits.
The Bombers left 9 runners on base, 3 in scoring position. Medford left 4 runners, 3 in scoring position.
Medford falls to 1-3. Cannon Falls improved to 7-1 on the season.
The Bombers host Pine Island 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Tigers get back into Gopher Conference competition when Hayfield is at Medford Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Other area softball scores from Tuesday:
- Bethlehem Academy 15 Glenville-Emmons/Alden-Conger 1
- Mankato Westy 15 Faribault 1
- Prior Lake 3 Lakeville South 2
- Belle Plaine 22 Mayer Lutheran 0 Belle Plaine 29 Mayer Lutheran 1
- LeSueur-Henderson 13 Tri-City United 1 L-H 11 T-C-U 1
- Maple River 10 Triton 7
- W-E-M 18 NRHEG 11
- Kenyon-Wanamingo 7 Goodhue 6
- Pine Island 11 Hayfield 9
- Lake Cityv 13 Rochester Lourdes 6
- Chatfield 13 Rushford-Peterson 1
- Southland 25 Schaeffer Academy 1
- Randolph 18 Cleveland 1
- Rochester Cenury 8 Albert Lea 1
- Northfield 13 Austin 0
- Caledonia 11 P-E-M 0
- Dover-Eyota 19 Fillmore Central/Lanesboro 1
- St. Charles 12 LaCrescent 0
- Wabasha-Kellogg 12 Lewiston-Altura 7
- Mankato East 14 John Marshall 1
- Mound Westonka 20 Jordan 10
- Winona 7 Owatonna 0
- Rochester Mayo 8 Red Wing 0
- Zumbrota-Mazeppa 4 Winona Cotter 1
- St. Peter 15 Waseca 0
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