Softball edges D-E, falls to P-E-M and W-K

Claire Buttell gives all-out effort in diving for this ball during previous week action at Houston. Photo by S. Lee Epps

The Caledonia/Spring Grove softball girls (3-6, 3-6 TRC)) collected one win before suffering two setbacks last week, starting with a 7-6 home victory over Dover-Eyota on April 23. But they managed only three more runs the rest of the week while being shutout 4-0 at Plainview-Elgin-Millville on April 25 and falling the next day to visiting Wabasha-Kellogg, 7-3.

Cal/SG 7, D-E 6

The Warriors came from behind to tie the score at 4-all in the bottom of the third inning and then took the lead with three runs in the next inning with RBI singles from Grace Privet and Ashly Ideker.

The Eagles got back within one run but would not be able to score the equalizer.

Cal/SG out hit D-E 9 to 3 but left nine runners on base while the Eagles stranded only two. Each team was charged with two errors.

The Warriors were better on the based paths, stealing six bases to only one theft for the visitors.

Privet and Claire Buttell each batted 2 for 3 and swiped two bases while Anna Mauss went 2 for 4.

Privet tossed the three-hitter while striking out six and walking five.

Cal/SG 7, Dover-Eyota 6

D-E    220 020  0 - 6  3  2

C/SG 112  300 x - 7  9  2

Left on base: CSG 9, D-E 2

WP - Privet 3H, 5K, 5W


P-E-M 4, Cal/SG 0

All four runs came late. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Bulldogs (6-2) took advantage of two Warrior errors, a walk and a hit batter with a single and 2-RBI double by senior shortstop Taylor Nelson.

It was a pitchers' duel with Buttell tossing a three-hitter with nine strikeouts, six walks and one earned run. 

Ellie Eidenshink pitched a two-hit shutout for P-E-M with five strikeouts and no walks while backed up by a one-error defense. 

A double from Ashly Ideker and a Kiley Meyer single were the only two Warrior hits.

P-E-M 4, Cal/SG 0

CSG  000 000  0 - 0  2  4

PEM  000 004  x - 4  3  1

Left on base: CSG 11, PEM 3

LP-Buttell 3H, 9K, 6W


W-K 7, Cal/SG 3

Cal/SG answered the Falcons' first run, but it was 6-1 before the Warriors added their final two scores in the fifth inning.

It was the third straight victory for the Falcons (3-4), who have given up only eight runs during those three wins, a drastic improvement after surrendering 49 runs through the previous four losses.

The bottom third of the W-K batting order combined for eight of the 11 Falcon runs.

The seven Cal/SG hits included triples from Buttell and Ideker plus a double from Dana Augedahl.

W-K 7, Cal/SG 3

W-K  011 311  0 - 7  11  0

CSG 010  020 0 - 3   7   1

Left on base: CSG 5, W-K 11

LP-Privet 11H, 2K, 4W 


This week and next

The girls played at St. Charles on Tuesday of this week before hosting Southland on Thursday, May 2, and a Friday bus ride to Chatfield.

They are back home on Monday, May 6, versus Mabel-Canton and then travel to Lewiston-Altura the next afternoon.