Central Minnesota Softball: Holdingford senior sluggers spark sweep of Kimball

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

Pierz junior Tiara Hopkins winds and deals against visiting Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, May 2. Hopkins held the Lakers without an earned run in 3 2/3 innings of relief.

Pierz junior Tiara Hopkins winds and deals against visiting Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, May 2. Hopkins held the Lakers without an earned run in 3 2/3 innings of relief.

Holdingford is still waiting for its defense to get in sync.

Until it does, it is more than content to let seniors Alyssa Ohman, Jena Volkers and Haley Huls continue bashing opposing pitchers, as they did in a 14-12, 5-3 sweep over visiting Kimball Area, May 2.

Ohman picked up the win in both games, helping her own cause by going a combined 4-for-7 with two triples, a homer, three runs scored and four RBIs.

Volkers collected three hits and scored twice in the opener, while Huls picked up two hits in the first game and belted a three-run homer in the finale.

“Our team played well,” Holdingford head coach Dan Talberg said. “(We’re) still looking for some good weather practice time to solidify our defense. Our bats are starting to come to life a little more each day, with a few homers last couple of games.”

Pioneers drop pair to

HLWW, EV-Watkins

The Pierz bats were chilly in a frigid home doubleheader against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW), May 2, and couldn’t recover against visiting Eden Valley-Watkins, Monday.

Pierz junior Lea Uzalac flips her bat aside as she dashes to first in the opening game of a home doubleheader against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, May 2. The Pioneers cut a 10-0 deficit to four, but couldn’t come all the way back in a 17-6 defeat.

Pierz junior Lea Uzalac flips her bat aside as she dashes to first in the opening game of a home doubleheader against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, May 2. The Pioneers cut a 10-0 deficit to four, but couldn’t come all the way back in a 17-6 defeat.

The Pioneers fell 17-6 and 12-1 against HLWW, as the Lakers set the tone for the afternoon with a 10-run first inning in the opener.

Senior Sara Schlegel doubled and came around to score in the game, while junior Tiara Hopkins did not allow an earned run in 3 2/3 innings of relief.

Junior Lynn Funk doubled for Pierz’ lone hit in the second game.

Pierz remained short on luck against Eden Valley-Watkins, outhitting the Eagles in the opener 7-6, but being unable to convert any into runs in a 7-0 shutout defeat.

The Eagles continued to hold the Pioneers down in the nightcap, winning 10-3 to complete the sweep.

Senior Megan Boser went 2-for-3 for Pierz in the first game, while senior Anna Welle recorded two hits and senior Mickey Rocheleau hit a two-run triple in the finale.

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