Conference foes beat Bulldogs in softball

This article submitted by Michael Jacobson on 5/12/99.

Softball Litchfield 6
Paynesville 5
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder scored in every inning to win a five-inning game by the ten-run rule Thursday.

Paynesville scored a run in the top of the first to lead 1-0, but ended up losing 14-1. The Bulldog's only run came on their only hit in the first inning. Mellody Veldkamp, Tiff Haag, and Carrie Hemmesch loaded the bases on walks, and with two outs Kelsey Moser singled to bring home Veldkamp.

The Thunder scored at least two runs in every half inning, including six in the bottom of the second.

Haaser and Poegel had three hits apiece to lead the Thunder. Haaser scored two runs and batted in four, and Poegel had two RBI. Hanson scored three runs and had two RBI as well.

Paynesville-- 100 00 - 1 1 4
LPGE-- 363 2x - 14 8 0

Albany 11
Paynesville 0
The Albany Huskies shut out Paynesville 11-0 on Tuesday, May 4, behind the pitching of Kristy Lamser.

The Bulldogs had just two hits, the Huskies committed just one error, and Lamser didn't walk a batter in the five-inning game.

Mellody Veldkamp and Susie Pelzer had the only hits for the Bulldogs.

Albany scored six runs on four walks and two hits in the second, and put the game out of reach with four more runs in the fourth. For the game, the Huskies drew 11 bases on balls.

Albany-- 160 40 - 11 5 1
Paynesville-- 000 00 - 0 2 3

Minnewaska 10
Paynesville 3
Errors cost the Bulldogs a chance to win a nonconference game against Minnewaska on Monday, May 3.

Minnewaska outhit the Bulldogs just 5-4, but won the game 10-3. Minnewaska was flawless in defense, while the Bulldogs committed eight errors.

In the third, Carrie Hemmesch walked, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Kelsey Moser's single. Tricia Hemmesch also walked, stole second, and scored on a wild pitch.

The Bulldogs' last run came in the bottom of the seventh. Tiff Haag singled and scored on Carrie Hemmesch's double.

For Minnewaska, Angie Paulzine was the hitting and pitching star. Coming on in relief after their starter had control problems, Paulzine pitched four innings for the victory. She was also two for three at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI.

Paynesville-- 123 022 0 - 105 0
Minnewaska-- 002 000 1 - 3 4 8

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