Two Harbors softball optimisticMany games have not come out on the bright side for the Two Harbors softball team this season. Youth fills the team, however, and with that comes optimism.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
Many games have not come out on the bright side for the Two Harbors softball team this season.
Youth fills the team, however, and with that comes optimism.
“We are still a young program, with young players,” said head coach Julie Benson. “The talent is there. We just need to keep learning and improving with every game.”
The Agates lost to Duluth Marshall last Wednesday 6-0. Madison Olson took the loss striking out six.
On Saturday, the Agates played in the Lakeview Christian Academy Tournament going 1-1.
Against Lakeview, in a 13-4 win, Courtney Kimball struck out eight.
Sasha Fjeran had two runs, two hits and two RBIs, Marissa Engelson had a single and double to go along with her two RBIs, Cammie Triggs had two RBIs and Abby Ray had a double and triple to go along with her two RBIs. Katelyn Adams also had a triple and scored a run in the game.
“We successfully faced LCA in our first game of the season and we were fairly confident coming into this one,” Benson said.
Against Hill City, the Agates lost 7-4 with Olson striking out three.
Kate Morsette had two hits in the game as did Courtney Kimball. Ray had a single and double to go along with three RBIs and a run scored and Hailey Clark also had a hit with an RBI.
“The score doesn’t tell the whole story,“ Benson said. “The Agates started off strong with three runs in the first, held them scoreless until the fourth, and then Hill City tied the game. We came back in the fifth to take the lead by one. In the seventh Hill City had three strong hits to pull ahead by three and then we couldn’t rally back.”
On Tuesday, Two Harbors lost to Floodwood, 6-4.
Olson struck out four and took the loss for the Agates. Triggs and Kasey Cable each had two hits. Morsette and Fjeran each had a hit and an RBI.
On April 29, the Agates lost to the Proctor Rails 6-1.
Kimball took the loss striking out two. Olson did come in for relief and struck out six allowing no runs.
Morsette had a hit and stolen base and Kayla Jones contributed two hits. Cable also had an RBI.
“It was tough conditions to play in, but we simply did not get it done at the plate,“ Benson said. “We have struggled the last few games to get on base.”
She went on to say that the playing conditions were freezing and wet.
Last Tuesday, the Agates lost to Esko 11-1 (the game was delayed because of rain, hail and lightening).
Fjeran, Triggs, Adams, Ray, Jones and Kimball each had a hit. Kimball also had an RBI.