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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Sleepy Eye softball remains undefeated with win over Chargers

  • The Sleepy Eye Public softball team is now 7-0 after its two most recent wins.
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  • The Sleepy Eye Public softball team is now 7-0 after its two most recent wins.
    On May 5, the Indians were on the road as they took on the Thunderbirds. It was a defensive game from start to finish, as only one run was scored, which came in the third inning. Junior McKayla Ahlrich hit a single which brought in sophomore Kalyn Haas to score what became the winning run.
    Ahlrich went 2-for-4 on the day and led on the mound for Sleepy Eye. Meanwhile, senior Jordyn Domeier went 2-for-2 and junior Jamie Wells had one double. The Indians out-hit GFW 7-4 in the win.
    On May 6, Sleepy Eye played host to the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers. The Indians started strong, putting runs on the board early. One of those runs was a home run from sophomore Josie Schieffert.
    A big fourth inning played out for Sleepy Eye. A double from senior Sammy Villanueva and a base hit from Ahlrich led to an RBI from junior Jamie Wells which gave the Indians a 7-2 lead. The lead extended in the fifth, after a two RBI double was hit from senior Jamie Fischer to make it 11-2.
    But the most exciting part of the game came in the sixth inning. Schieffert struck again with another home run, this time a two-run homer over the left field fence which gave Sleepy Eye a 13-2 lead and ended the game. Schieffert had a total of four RBIs in the win. Behind her was Fischer, who went 2-for-4 and two runs and four RBIs. Wells was perfect at bat, going 4-for-4 and scoring two runs and three RBIs. Villanueva and Ahlrich each added one hit and two runs.
    On the mound, sophomore Kalyn Haas pitched all six innings, throwing five hits, five strikeouts and just one walk. Indians Coach Tim Hoffmann said Haas played a big role in the win.
    “I thought she did a wonderful job,” said Hoffmann on Haas. “Things she did really well is she changed pitches, changed locations, she changed speed and once she got in that rhythm she pitched really well for us.”
    Sleepy Eye will look to keep its record perfect on Thursday when they play St. Mary’s in a cross-town double-header.

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