By Tyler Ohmann
Little Falls had the game in hand sooner, but it took a nine-run sixth inning to close out a 22-5 blowout victory over Holdingford in the Flyers softball opener.
Seniors Marissa Virnig and Katelynn Kaneski led the Flyers offense, but nearly everyone chipped in.
Virnig finished with a 4-for-6 day from the plate with four runs and three RBI. Kaneski hit a two-run homer, and
was 4-for-5 with four runs and three RBI.
Jordan Schuett, Sarah Gold, Linzee Gerads, Kendra Pohlman and Chelsea Moran all had multi-hit games. Schuett scored three times, Gold scored four and drove in two, Gerads had four RBI and Pohlman and Moran each had a pair of RBI.
In total, the Flyers smacked 21 hits off of Holdingford pitcher Aries Ahrens, who hung in to pitch a complete game and strike out four, and allow just five earned runs.
Gerads earned the win for the Flyers with a complete game of her own. She allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits and struck out six.
Jenna Butler led the Huskers at the plate, as she went 3-for-3 and scored a run.
Chelsey Gerads was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Amy Catlin also had a hit.
Holdingford drops to 0-2 with the loss, and it was the season opener for the Flyers.
Little Falls had games Tuesday and Thursday cancelled. They were set to host Pierz, Friday, but results were unavailable by press time.
Little Falls hosts Cathedral Monday, and Foley Tuesday.
Holdingford played at Royalton Thursday, and at home against Melrose Friday, but results were unavailable by press time.
Next up is a game at home against Pierz, Thursday.