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Dutch Softball Wins Pair of One-Run Games

Posted: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 5:57 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

The Central softball team recorded their second straight doubleheader sweep with a pair of wins in close games on Friday. The Dutch almost gave up a four-run lead in the seventh inning, but escaped with a 5 – 4 win over Whittier. Mallory Schulenberg pitched a complete game, giving up four runs on eight hits, including a three-run homer in the seventh that made it a one-run game. Central blew a lead in the seventh inning against Chapman, and they went all the way to the tenth inning to record another 5 – 4 victory. Trisha Smith pitched all ten innings and picked up the win, giving up just two earned runs and two hits while striking out 12. Centerfielder Paige Heesch had the game-winning RBI single in the top of the tenth. The Dutch have rattled off five straight wins and are 11 – 3 on the season. They conclude their Tucson, Arizona swing today with games against Gustavus Adolphus and St. Olaf. You can hear Central play the former on KNIAKRLS.com under the KNIA2 stream with Larry Happel on the call. The coverage is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. Central time.