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Paynesville Press - May 14, 2003

Bulldogs fall to Melrose, LPGE

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldog softball team had a tough week last week, losing two conference games.

The Dogs traveled to Melrose on Tuesday, May 6, and were defeated by the Dutchmen 6-2.

Trisha Chevalier tosses the softball The Dogs took an early jump on the Dutchmen 1-0, but Melrose retaliated with five runs in the third inning. Not putting the ball into play at clutch times worked against the Dogs, who also committed five errors.

According to coach Tim Woehler, the Dogs' heads just weren't in this game, and they need to come ready to play.

Senior Trisha Chevalier had one of the Bulldogs' hits in a loss to LPGE on Thursday.

Senior Susie Swyter went 2-3 for the Dogs. Sophmore Kayla Mackedanz, senior Ashley Mackedanz, and sophomore Valerie Callenius each had a hit for the Dogs as well.

Paynesville-- 100 001 0 - 25 5
Melrose-- 005 010 x - 6 9 1

Paynesville - Batting: Susie Swyter 2-3; Ashley Mackedanz 1-4; Kayla Mackedanz 1-4; Val Callenius 1-2; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Callenius (L) (5-6-6-5-3-4); Amber Chevalier (1-3-0-0-0-0).

LPGE 19, Paynesville 7
The Thunder of LPGE scored at least one run in every inning to devour the Dogs on Thursday. The Dogs did put up a fight, scoring three runs in the fifth to make the score 9-6 in favor of the Thunder, but couldn't continue their comeback as the Thunder pounded home eight runs in the top of the seventh.

The Thunder avenged an earlier loss to the Dogs by scoring 19 runs and getting 12 hits.

Kayla Mackedanz and junior Trish Wendlandt led the Dogs offensively with two hits apiece. Sophomore Kim Hess, Ashley Mackedanz, and senior Trisha Chevalier also had one hit apiece for the Dogs, who are now 5-10 overall and 4-5 in conference.

The Dogs look to pick up their game this week, the last week of regular season, with games against BBE on Monday, at Sauk Centre on Tuesday, and at ACGC on Friday. The Dogs will play their first playoff game on Monday, May 19.

LPGE-- 421 111 8 - 1912 2
Paynesville-- 210 030 1 - 7 7 3

Paynesville - Batting: Tricia Wendlandt 2-3 R; Kayla Mackedanz 2-4 R-2 RBI; Kim Hess 1-3 R-2; Ashley Mackedanz 1-4 R-2; Trisha Chevalier 1-4; Pitching: (ip-h-r-er-bb-k) Callenius (L) (2.2-3-7-6-3-1); Amber Chevalier (4.1-9-12-12-4-1).

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