Softball: Boser hits walk-off homer in opener as Pierz splits with Kimball

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

Kimball Area senior Alyssa Hurrle, left, is unable to receive the ball in time to get Pierz junior Miranda Woitalla as she crosses the plate to score in the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader. Woitalla went 3-for-4 with a run in the opener.

A pair of dramatic finishes led to a split of Thursday’s doubleheader for the Pierz softball team at home against Kimball Area.

In the opener, Pierz entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing 2-0, only to come up with three runs on a walk-off homer by junior Megan Boser to pull out a 3-2 win.

The Pioneers carried that momentum into the second game, building a 9-2 lead.

But the Cubs fought their way back into it, pulling within 11-9 after the sixth and scoring three runs in its final at-bat to earn a 12-11 victory and the split.

Junior Miranda Woitalla had three hits, junior Michaela Rocheleau doubled twice and junior Sara Schlegel recorded eight put outs and three assists behind the plate in the opener.

Boser, Rocheleau and sophomore Lynn Funk each had two hits and combined to draw six walks in the finale.

Pierz plays at Albany, Friday.

 

Kimball  2 5 2
Pierz      3 9 1

Pierz junior Brook Brausen, left, applies a tag on Kimball Area senior Megan Jones trying to advance to third base during Thursday’s doubleheader.

Pierz—Miranda Woitalla: 3-4, R; Michaela Rocheleau: 2-3, 2-2B; Megan Boser: 1-4, HR, 3-RBI; WP-Tiara Hopkins: 7-IP, 2-R, 1-ER, 5-H, 4-BB, 7-K.

 

Pierz      12 8 2
Kimball  11 8 4

Pierz—Megan Boser: 2-3, RBI, 2-BB; Lynn Funk: 2-4, 2-RBI, BB; Michaela Rocheleau: 2-4, BB.

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