Blair-Taylor softball wins four to stay perfect
The Blair-Taylor High School softball team has a perfect season within reach following four more wins last week to reach a 22-0 record.
Blair-Taylor outscored their opponents 44-6. They were scheduled to close the regular season on Monday by visiting Augusta and open the playoffs as the top seed in their section next Tuesday against the winner of North Crawford and La Farge.
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A single run and four hits was all the Wildcats allowed the visiting Mustangs to muster in a Dairyland Conference win on Tuesday.
Blair-Taylor scored three runs in the first inning and added three more in the fourth. Lindsay Steien, Callie Wagner and Madalynn Frederixon each added two hits for the Wildcats, who finished with 10 as a team.
Abby Thompson and Steien combined to throw eight strikeouts over seven innings.
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Thursday’s nonconference win over the Tigers changed quickly after the visiting Wildcats left the first inning with a 2-1 lead—the Wildcats bunched 12 runs over three innings to pull away.
Seven different batters recorded a hit for Blair-Taylor, and Lexi Lofgren and Chloe Wagner both contributed a double.
Steien threw all five innings, allowing two hits to go with a pair of walks and eight strikeouts.
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Thirteen hits and eleven runs kept the bats warm for the visitors on Friday, and Blair-Taylor managed to keep the hosts from scoring many runs despite having eight hits.
Chloe Wagner led Blair-Taylor with a pair of doubles and a three-for-five day in the batters’ box. Five Wildcats had at least two hits.
Thompson threw five strikeouts and one walk.
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For the second straight game, the Wildcats ripped 13 hits in another conference win on Saturday.
Extra base hits were plentiful for the hosts, who got a home run from Steien as well as triples from Lydia Frederixon, Lofgren and Chloe Wagner. Thompson added a double.
Steien and Wagner both finished three-for-four, and Thompson went a perfect three-for-three. Frederixon paced the Wildcats with three RBI.
Steien got the start on the mound and held the Hornets to three hits. She struck out nine and walked one.