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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • St. Mary's baseball, softball teams face Springfield

  • The St. Mary’s baseball team traveled to Springfield on May 13 for a doubleheader where the Knights lost the first game but won the second.
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  • The St. Mary’s baseball team traveled to Springfield on May 13 for a doubleheader where the Knights lost the first game but won the second.
     
    In game one, the Tigers dominated at the plate, scoring four runs in the first inning to set the tone of the game. Meanwhile, St. Mary’s was held back offensively, after Springfield’s pitching and solid plays on defense didn’t allow it any opportunities.
     
    “Springfield got the early lead and kept the pressure on well,” Knights Coach Bruce Woitas said. “I felt we hit the ball well but just right at them and they made the plays.”
     
    The Tigers recorded nine hits in the game, compared to St. Mary’s three and went on to win 9-0. Lead hitters include Jon Kopacek, John Brandl, and Mike Zinniel, who all went 1-for-3. David Surprenant pitched for the Knights, throwing four strikeouts, five walks, nine runs and nine hits over the seven innings.
     
    Things were a lot different in game two, after a big four-run fifth inning gave St. Mary’s a 4-1 lead. Zinniel led the Knights on the mound, throwing four strikeouts and just one run and four hits. He also led at bat, going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Kopacek and Brandl had two RBI apiece in the 5-1 victory.
     
    “It was nice to get the split today,” Woitas said.
     
    Meanwhile, the St. Mary’s softball team swept Springfield in a doubleheader in town.
     
    In game one, a triple from Deonna Brinkman plus a sac bunt from Laura Pelzel scored the first run of the game. A base hit from Larissa Helget followed by a bunt from Emily Schumacher and an RBI from Karissa Fleck scored another to make it 2-0.
     
    In the fourth, a couple of base hits plus a home run from a Tiger tied the game 2-2. However, it was a big fifth inning for the lady Knights, after base hits from Schumacher, Jody Hansen, Brinkman, and Ashley Helget scored a couple runs. St. Mary’s took advantage of Springfield’s defensive errors and scored two more to take a 6-2 lead. The Tigers scored two in the sixth, but the Knights went on to win 6-4.
     
    Laura Pelzel led St. Mary’s on the mound, throwing eight strikeouts, two walks, four hits and four runs over the seven innings.
     
    In game two, the lady Knights scored 10 runs in the third inning to quickly pull away. Anna Lux pitched the five innings, throwing two strikeouts and allowing four hits and three runs. Schumacher went 1-for-1 at bat with two runs, three RBI and one triple, while Brinkman went 2-for-3 and two runs scored. Pelzel added two runs, one double, and three RBI in the dominant 18-3 win.
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