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The silence of the bats

By Staff | Jun 25, 2009

ELC senior Taylar Jacobson looks to the outfield after hitting an RBI double in the seventh inning against Western Christian on Wednesday. Photo submitted

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.

ELC senior Kelsey Shatto scores the Midgettes second run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday. Photo submitted

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

Junior varsity

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.