Two Harbors ousted from playoffsThe Agates softball season ended last Thursday with a 7-0 loss to Virginia at Braun Park in Cloquet.
By: att Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
The Agates softball season ended last Thursday with a 7-0 loss to Virginia at Braun Park in Cloquet.
“Virginia has had a great season behind a young, but very good pitcher,” said Head Coach Julie Benson. “We simply could not hit off her. She struck us out 16 times and you can’t win a ball game if you can’t get on base.”
The Agates should hold their head high, however.
Last week they made history winning their first playoff ever in upset fashion over Aitkin.
“Though the season didn’t end as we would have liked, I am very proud of the girls and the improvements we made this year,” Benson said. “Marissa Engelson, Kate Morsette, and Abby Ray solidified our outfield this season. This was one area of concern and the girls stepped up their play all season.”
The infield was solid too.
“Kayla Jones and Kasey Cable continued to be leaders in the infield,” Benson said. “Katelyn Adams, Cammie Triggs, and Courtney Kimball rounded out our infield with solid defense behind a great duo of pitcher/catcher; Madison Olson and Sasha Fjeran. Courtney also pitched when needed along with Brianna Engelson. Kailey Olson, Hailey Clark and Abby Cable completed our roster this season and filled in at any role that was asked of them”
Even though the team will lose Kasey Cable, Jones, Sara McDannold and Brianna Engelson to graduation, things are looking up.
“This was a good season for us with a great team of young athletes,” Benson said. “The softball program’s future looks bright.”