Tigers are 5-0 on season
Tough weather conditions haven’t affected the Rush City softball team this season, which remains undefeated at 5-0, including two more wins in the past week.
The Tigers cruised past East Central on the road Monday night, closing the night early in five innings with a 20-0 victory.
Rush City also made waves in Braham on Friday.
The Tigers’ offense was strong again as they pounded out 13 hits and held the Bombers to three runs.
Sophomore Lindsey Williams led her team at the plate by going 3-4 and scoring two runs, while sophomore Ashton Prachar went 2-3 and drew one walk to score three runs. Sophomores Miranda Anderson, Sydnie Sybrant and Jenna Nelson all went 1-3 with one walk.
Freshman Chesney Grant pitched all five innings, giving up six hits, five of which were bloopers to shallow right field. Grant struck out three batters and walked one. From behind the plate, Williams was 1-1 in throwing out a base runners. The catcher has picked off a runner in every game this year.
Head coach Kim Erdman credits his infield with solid play on defense.
“Ashton Prachar and Emma Peterson were busy in the infield and played flawlessly,” Erdman said. “When the ball was thrown off the mark a bit, first baseman Sydnie Sybrant was solid at first base and did a tremendous job scooping the ball and stretching for the out.”
The coach also mentioned center fielder, Anderson, who “made some nice catches in the outfield” and used arm strength to “throw out base runners trying to take an extra base.”
Rush City traveled to Aitkin on Tuesday and next hosts Pine City at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, May 8.