The silence of the bats
Following Estherville Lincoln Central’s 7-2 loss to Western Christian, fans only needed to look beyond left field to the batting cage to see what coach Megan Anderson thought of her team’s three-hit night.
Anderson was pitching for batting practice while the junior varsity game played the nightcap.
Earlier in the evening, a 1-1 tie turned into a scoring fest for visiting Western Christian against ELC on Wednesday.
The Wolfpack out-scored the Midgettes 6-1 in the seventh inning to earn the victory.
While ELC started the game with a hit by senior Taylar Jacobson, the Midgettes struggled to hit all night.
Jacobson led off the bottom of the first inning with a single which was followed by a sacrifice by Sadie Winter. Jacobson scored when Emily Kirchner grounded out as ELC tied the game at 1-1.
In the top of the seventh, the Wolfpack had four hits and took advantage of a couple ELC mental errors to score its six runs.
ELC managed just one run in the bottom of the inning. Kelsey Shatto drew a one-out walk and scored on a double by Jacobson.
Jacobson was 2-4 and Maggie Haugen had the team’s only other hit. She was 1-3.
Pitcher Kendall Bosch had four strikeouts and no walks in the loss.
ELC (12-6, 7-4) is home again today against Armstrong-Ringsted.
WC100 000 6 – 7 6 1
ELC100 000 1 – 2 3 0
LP: Kendall Bosch
In spite of five errors and six unearned Western Christian runs, the Estherville Lincoln Central junior varsity softball team persevered for an 8-6 win to improve to 12-1 on the year
Melissa Gjerde earned the win. She gave up five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Tessa Bernholtz and Erin Kirchner each were 2-3 at the plate. Bernholtz had three RBI and Kirchner had two.