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Paynesville Press - May 12, 2004

Albany, Cathedral top Bulldogs in softball

By Michael Jacobson

Paynesville 6, Albany 7
Albany scored seven runs in the first inning and withstood a rally by the Bulldogs to win a conference softball game on Tuesday, May 4.

The host Huskies scored seven runs in the bottom of the first.

Paynesville scored five runs in the third inning and another run in the fifth inning, but they left the bases loaded in the fifth and stranded the tying run in the sixth and seventh innings, too, losing 7-6.

In the third inning, the Dogs sent ten batters to the plate, scoring five runs on only three hits. Junior Amber Chevalier singled to start the inning, junior Kayla Mackedanz delivered a two-run single, and junior Ashley Karger singled in the inning. Scoring runs were Chevalier, ninth grader Chelsey Kalkbrenner, junior Kim Hess, Mackedanz, and junior Val Callenius.

Callenius singled and scored again in the fifth inning.

Chevalier, after the first inning, threw six shutout innings for the Bulldogs, who outhit Albany 10-8.

This week, the Dogs (now 5-9) played Melrose on Tuesday. They will play at conference-leading LPGE on Thursday and will host ACGC on Friday.

Paynesville-- 005 010 0 - 610 2
Albany-- 700 000 0 - 7 8 2

Paynesville - Batting: Amber Chevalier 3-4 RBI-2 R; Val Callenius 2-3 R-2; Chelsey Kalkbrenner 2-3 R; Kayla Mackedanz 1-4 RBI-2 R; Kim Hess 1-4

R; Ashley Karger 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Chevalier (7-8-7-5-1-2).

Cathedral 7, Paynesville 3
The Bulldogs lost to Cathedral in a conference road game on Thursday in St. Cloud.

Cathedral (5-1 in the WCC North) built a 7-1 lead over the Dogs in the first four innings and won 7-3.

Hess doubled for the Dogs to start the game and scored on a hit by Callenius, one of three hits for her.

But the Crusaders tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the first, took a 2-1 lead in the second inning, and scored four runs in the third inning.

The Dogs scored two runs in the sixth inning, getting hits from Callenius and sophomore Amanda Skalicky (who had an RBI) and being helped by two Cathedral errors.

The Dogs, though, committed six errors in the field, which negated their outhitting Cathedral 8-7. Crusaders senior Kim Murphy had thrown a two-hit shutout against the Dogs in April, but this time Paynesville scored three runs on eight hits.

The Bulldogs are now 2-5 in the West Central Conference North.

Paynesville-- 100 002 0 - 38 6
Cathedral-- 114 100 x - 7 7 3

Paynesville - Batting: Callenius 3-3 RBI; Ashley Spanier 2-3 R; Hess 1-2 2B R; Amanda Skalicky 1-3 RBI; Chevalier 1-3; Pitching: Unavailable.

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