May 7: Sleepy Eye Public 8, Redwood Valley 7
Sleepy Eye Public traveled to Redwood Valley on May 7 where they lost 7-8 to the Cardinals. The Indians got off to a good start, but Redwood responded in the last couple of innings to narrowly pull out the win.
Sophomore McKayla Ahlrich threw nine strikeouts to lead the Indians.
Sammy Villanueva 3-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI;
Jamie Wells 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R;
Kalyn Haas 3-3, 1 R, 1 RBI;
Tiffany Ludewig 2-4, 3 R.
May 10: Springfield 12, Sleepy Eye Public 8
The Indians hosted Springfield on May 10 in a game that went into nine innings. Both teams scored four runs in the second inning, and the Indians scored two more in the fifth and sixth innings to tie the game at seven apiece.
But the Tigers prevailed after they scored a single run in the top of the ninth, while the Indians couldn’t get anything going themselves.
Pitching: Kalyn Haas 9 H, 6 BB, 2 K.
Other: Jordyn Domeier 1-2, 2 R;
Haas 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI;
Carly Jensen 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI.
May 14 Game 1: Sleepy Eye Public 10, BLHS 0; Game 2: Sleepy Eye Public 13, BLHS 2
The Indians hosted Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart for a doubleheader on May 14. Sleepy Eye dominated all aspects of the first game, and sophomore McKayla Ahlrich threw a no-hitter.
“It felt really good,” said Ahlrich regarding her first no-hitter of the season.
Ahlrich threw a total of seven strikeouts in the no-hitter, an impressive feat especially because of the blustery weather conditions.
“I knew she had it in her,” Sleepy Eye Public coach Tim Hoffmann said. “She’s building confidence, and that’s great especially as we’re getting ready for playoffs.”
Pitching: McKayla Ahlrich 7 K, 0 H, 1 BB.
Other: Jordyn Domeier 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R;
Sammy Villanueva 2-4, 3 R;
Carly Jensen 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R.
The Indians took advantage of the poor pitching and errors that were put forth by the Mustangs and scored a combined 11 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take game two.
Pitching: Carly Jensen 2 K, 2 BB, 1 H.
Other: Jamie Fischer 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 R;
Jordyn Domeier 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 R;
McKayla Ahlrich 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R.