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Softball: Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley outscores Brandon-Evansville 30-4 in doubleheader

CGB sweeps doubleheader against Brandon-Evansville

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The Brandon-Evansville softball team had a rough go of things in a doubleheader on Friday against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (12-2) as it was outscored 30-4.

The Wolverines shut out the Chargers 13-0 in five innings in game one.

“We struggled to really find any sort of groove in the first game and CGB took advantage of everything we gave them,” B-E head coach Kasi Sieling said. “They hit the ball well and we just weren’t able to make plays to get out of innings. Offensively, we hit the ball hard, but right at players and couldn’t get anything going.”

B-E had just two hits, one from Maddie Stich and one from Taylin Kramer.

Kramer was the starting pitcher for the Chargers. She pitched four innings and got one strikeout but surrendered 12 hits, including a home run and 11 runs. Claire Boesl came in to relieve Kramer. Boesl pitched one inning, struck out one batter and allowed two hits and one run.

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The Chargers got a little more offense in game two as they scored four runs and had eight hits. But that wasn’t enough to get the victory and they fell 17-4 to the Wolverines in five innings. The Wolverines scored five runs in the third and 12 runs in the fourth.

B-E scored three of its four runs in the first inning and added another in the third inning.

“We started out strong in this game but had a tough time staying mentally focused and driving in the fourth inning,” Sieling said. “CGB is a hard-hitting team and we really struggled to make plays and gave them way too many extra opportunities. We are a young team and played these games without a senior on the field and our inexperience showed, but I’m confident these players will learn from these games and continue to push themselves to get better every day.”

Kylee Dingwall led the Chargers in hits with two, while Kramer, Stich, Boesl, Sydney Schaefer, Sophie Koep and Hallie Richter each had a hit.

Haddy Baune pitched in the first inning for the Chargers. She surrendered four hits and five runs (two earned).

Boesl and Kramer also pitched in game two. Boesl pitched two and two-thirds innings struck out two batters but surrendered eight hits and 12 runs (two earned). Kramer pitched a third of an inning and recorded a strikeout.

The Chargers are back at home for a doubleheader against Ortonville, beginning at 1 p.m.

Game one -

C-G-B - 2 0 1 2 8 - 13 13 1

B-E - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 2

Game two -

B-E - 3 0 1 0 0 - 4 8 5

C-G-B - 0 5 0 12 X - 17 17 X

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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