Indee softball team wins two blowouts
The Independence/Gilmanton softball team got off to a hot start with two lopsided wins and another game that was well on the way to that outcome.
I/G’s season began last week Tuesday as they built up a 9-0 lead over Whitehall before rain suspended the game. But the rain wouldn’t ruin I/G’s week as they scored wins of 16-1 over Alma Center Lincoln and 11-2 over Melrose-Mindoro on Thursday and Friday.
With a 2-0 record, the Indees were scheduled to host Alma/Pepin on Tuesday of this week before heading to Augusta on Thursday. Friday could be a big early-season Dairyland Conference matchup as perennial DC powerhouse Blair-Taylor comes to Independence.
This coming Tuesday, the Indees head to Cochrane-Fountain City before hosting a doubleheader against Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran next Thursday.
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The Hornets struck first, but the Indees quickly took control with four runs in the bottom of the first inning and 10 in the second.
The first two ACL batters singled as they took a 1-0 lead, but that’s the only run they’d manage off of Emerson Pronschinske.
When the Indees stepped to the plate, they had a similar start as Lydia Evans and Aubrie Pronschinske hit consecutive doubles to tie the game. Emerson Pronschinske singled before Hilari Klopp doubled to give the Indees a lead. A walk with the bases loaded scored another run before Klopp came home on a passed ball, putting the Indees ahead 4-1.
The Indees broke the game open with 10 runs in the second as Emerson Pronschinske had two RBI hits, while, Avery Pape and Hailey Witte also had RBI hits and Evans brought a run home on a fielder’s choice. Emerson Pronschinske had four RBIs in the inning.
The Indees ended the game in the bottom of the fourth as Klopp homered and Witte hit into an error, bringing in another run.
Emerson Pronschinske and Klopp were both three-for-four in the game while Aubrie Pronschinske and Pape had two hits. Emerson Pronschinske had four RBIs, Witte finished with three, Aubrie Pronschinske and Klopp both batted in two.
Emerson Pronschinske also picked up the win in the circle, pitching the first three innings with two hits, three walks and two strikeouts. Evans pitched the fourth with one hit, one walk and one strikeout.
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The Indees scored three in the first then broke the game open late.
I/G got on the board thanks to two walks and two hit batters. Pape then added a sacrifice fly to make the score 2-0 before Emerson Pronschinske stole home.
The Indees didn’t score again until the fourth when they put up three more runs. Adison Pronschinske doubled in the first run and Emerson Pronschinske doubled in two more.
Pape led off the fifth with a double and scored on a single by Alana Back, putting the Indees ahead 7-0.
The Mustangs came back with two in the bottom of the fifth, but the Indees scored four with two outs, including a two-run single by Alexis Dahl-Abramczak. Klopp added a double in the seventh to put the Indees ahead by the final.
The Indees had eight hits in the game, led by Dahl-Abramczak’s two-for-three showing. She, Emerson Pronschinske, Klopp and Back all had two RBIs.
Evans pitched a complete game for the win, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out four.