Lady Falcons go 2-2 as regular season winding down

DAVID PHILLIPS/NEWS LEADER Fillmore Central/Lanesboro pitcher Krista Jorgenson takes the ball from Hope Sexton as infielders gather prior to one of the innings against Chatfield.

DAVID PHILLIPS/NEWS LEADER Fillmore Central/Lanesboro second baseman Daysha Erickson throws to first base during a contest with Chatfield.

DAVID PHILLIPS/NEWS LEADER KJ Corson scoops up a ground ball for Fillmore Central/Lanesboro in the game against Chatfield.
Bill Bentson

Since last week the Fillmore Central softball team won two and lost two, bringing the team’s overall record to 4-8, 4-7 in Three Rivers Conference play. The team finished 2-4 against TRC teams in the West division.

Last Tuesday the gals downed Southland 10-9, Thursday they lost to Chatfield 12-0, Friday they beat Dover-Eyota 4-3 and this past Monday the team lost to La Crescent-Hokah 5-2.

Against Southland, Fillmore Central/Lanesboro started the first inning with three runs, but gave them right back in the bottom of the first. The gals scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to take a 6-3 after four innings. The score remained the same until the Lady Falcons scored four runs in the top of seventh to move ahead 10-3. Easy street, right? Wrong! Southland came back with a vengeance and scored six runs in its half of the seventh. The tying run was on third, but two consecutive outs ended the game, and preserved the win for the Falcons.

“The seventh inning got a little interesting,” said coach John O’Connor. “Thanks to a great catch by Daysha Erickson and a comebacker to Krista Jorgenson and we got out of the inning.”

Addie Peters and Sierra Rustad led the team with two hits each. Peters also added an RBI and scored two runs. Rustad scored one run and knocked in two. Coming up with solo hits were KJ Corson, Hannah Storlie, Erickson, Krista Jorgenson and Addison Schoepski. Extra-base hits were recorded by Storlie and Rustad, both doubles.

Also getting runs-batted-in were Corson, Storlie (2), Erickson and Schoepski. Scoring additional runs were Corson, Storlie, Erickson, Lauren Mensink, Jorgenson (2) and Schoepski.

Jorgenson pitched the entire game, getting the win for FCL. She allowed 11 hits and nine runs, seven earned, while striking out eight and walking three.

FCL     3-1-1-1-0-0-4 = 10-9-2, LOB 10

South                 3-0-0-0-0-0-6 = 9-11-3, LOB 7

It was all Chatfield on Thursday as Chatfield’s pitcher, Lexi Chase, pitched a perfect game: no hits, no runs and no walks.

Jorgenson was in the circle again for the Lady Falcons. She allowed 10 hits and 12 runs (eight earned) while walking four and striking out one. The game ended after five innings.

Chatfield 3-1-4-4-0 = 12-10-0, LOB 5

LFC 0-0-0-0-0 = 0-0-3, LOB 0

In the win over Dover-Eyota, coach O’Connor said, “Krista Jorgenson pitched her best game of the year, hitting her spots and keeping D-E off balance, while giving up just four hits and no walks. Defensively, we had three errors, but the girls made some really nice plays to offset them.”

The game was scoreless through four innings. Erickson had a big hit in the fifth inning, scoring two runs. Rustad (single) and Sophie Pieper (double) scored on Erickson’s hit. The gals also scored two runs in the sixth inning. Kelsey Biel had an RBI. Corson and Biel scored the runs in the sixth inning.

Rustad led the team with a pair of hits, both singles. Biel had an RBI double, Pieper had a double and Corson and Erickson had singles. Erickson (2) and Biel had the runs-batted-in. Four different players scored the runs: Corson, Rustad, Pieper and Pailey Gordon.

Jorgenson got the win, pitching all seven innings. She gave up four hits, three runs, two earned, with five strike outs and no walks.

FCL 0-0-0-0-2-2-0 = 4-6-3, LOB 2

DE 0-0-0-0-0-3-0 = 3-4-1, LOB 5

There were no stats available at this writing for the loss against La Crescent-Hokah.

Tuesday the gals hosted state-ranked Cotter, Friday the gals play at home against La Crrescent-Hokah again, and Saturday the team will host a tournament involving Bethlehem Academy, Goodhue and Lake City. The regular season ends next week with games against Lewiston-Algura on Tuesday, May 14, Caledonia/Spring Grove on Thursday, May 16 and Mabel-Canton on May 17.