Osakis keeps rolling with a convincing win over Melrose

Osakis put together a nine-run first inning on is way to a mercy-rule win over Melrose.

Hayleigh Niehoff

The Osakis softball team is showing no signs of slowing down. On Thursday night, the Silverstreaks took home a 13-3 victory over the Dutchmen.

A nine-run first inning carried the Osakis offense to a five-inning win. Walks from Lexi Klimek, Shelbe Schmidt, Maggie Dirkes, Hayleigh Niehoff and Kali Schoeck. Tia Dykeman also singled in the inning for one of her three hits.

Schmidt took the rubber for the Silverstreaks and lasted 2.1 innings. Niehoff came in for relief to close out the game. The two tallied five total strikeouts and allowed only three hits.

“We did a good job keeping our hitting zones,” Osakis head coach John Stigman said. “Their pitcher struggled to find the plate early. Our pitchers had a nice combine win. Defensively, we played very solid with the gloves.”

OSAKIS 921 10X X - 13


MELROSE 003 00X X - 3

OSAKIS HITTING- Grace Oeltjen 1-2, 3B, 3R, 3BB, 2RBI; Kennedy George 0-2, R, 3BB RBI, Tia Dykema 3-3, R, 2RBI, BB; Laynee Hartshorn 0-3, BB, RBI; Lexi Klimek 0-3, 2R, RBI, BB; Shelbe Schmidt 1-3, 2R, RBI, BB; Maggie Dirkes 1-2, R, RBI, BB; Kali Schoeck 0-1, SAC, R, RBI, BB; Hayleigh Niehoff 3-3, 2R, 2RBI, BB; PITCHING- Schmidt 2.1 IP, 2H, 3R, 4BB, K; 2ER; Neihoff- 2.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 4K

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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