Redbird softball team clips EaglesNot only did the Cardinal softball team have to battle St. Cloud Apollo, but they had to add the weather to the mix.
Not only did the Cardinal softball team have to battle St. Cloud Apollo, but they had to add the weather to the mix.
On a day that began in the 60s, but quickly dropped to the 40s, Alexandria emerged from the wind and the rain for a 4-1 win to remain perfect in Central Lakes Conference action.
“The key to the win was Dani Bany’s pitching and our two-out rallies that results in all our runs being score,” said head coach Bob Cunniff. “Bany was brilliant throwing a one-hitter with one walk, one hit batsman and striking out seven Apollo hitters.”
The Cards trailed 1-0 in the bottom of the third when Kailynn Strater bunted her way to first, and later scored on a single by Kate Gearman.
Gearman added to Alexandria’s run total when she scored on a wild pitch to put the Cardinals ahead for good.
In the sixth inning the Cardinals locked down the win as Ally Teclaw singled with two outs, followed by a walk to Ashley Holmes.
Jorden Taveirne then doubled in Teclaw and Shenae Morical, who was pinch-running for Holmes.
Gracie Bruzek had Alexandria’s final hit of the game.
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