Two Harbors softball team wins first playoff game everMadison Olson and Sasha Fjeran led their team to victory on Tuesday night at Aitkin, who was 14-1 during the regular season, in a 2-0 win--the first playoff win in team history.
By: News Chronicle reports, Lake County News Chronicle
Madison Olson and Sasha Fjeran led their team to victory on Tuesday night at Aitkin, who was 14-1 during the regular season, in a 2-0 win (the first playoff win in team history).
It was a scoreless game going into the ninth inning. The Agates got the bats going then with Cammie Triggs getting on base first. Abby Ray moved Triggs to second with a hit up the middle.
Marissa Engelson came up with another hit to move Triggs into scoring position and Ray to second. Kate Morsette had the RBI bringing in Triggs and Kayla Jones followed with a hit of her own to bring in Ray.
“Olson pitched an excellent game and got stronger as the game went on, pitching nine innings,” said head coach Julie Benson. “She had great defense behind her as the team held Aitkin to only three hits.”
Needless to say, the Agates are proud.
“I can't say enough about the girls,” Benson said. “Madison pitched a great game and the whole team played well. Our defense was great. We matched up well with Aitkin and it could have been anyone’s game at any time. They had the bases loaded in the sixth with one out, and Olson and Fjeran got the job done. It was a great game of softball.”
Two Harbors will play Virginia in the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. at Braun Park in Cloquet Thursday.
The Agates did play some games leading up to the showdown with Aitkin.
Last Wednesday they lost to Moose Lake-Willow River 10-5. Courtney Kimball pitched five innings striking out one and Olson added two more inning getting one strikeout.
Fjeran had two hits to go along with two runs and Ray had three hits, two RBIs and a run.
Last Thursday, the Agates lost to Cook County 3-2. Olson pitched a good game striking out six. Fjeran had three hits, a run and stolen base and Kasey Cable had a hit with two RBIs.