The Rush City softball team won two Great River Conference games and split a nonconference pair last week.
The Tigers defeated Pine City for the second time this season, ousting their neighbors to the north 17-7 on May 9. The Dragons jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first, but the Tigers quickly struck back with a four-run second inning and later blew the game open with seven runs in the fourth.
Kaylyn Bowen had two hits, including a home run. She reached base a total of four times and came around to score in each instance.
The Tigers splattered Hinckley-Finlayson 14-0 on May 11, keyed by a nine-run third inning. Bowen scored three more runs.
The Tigers are 7-0 in the Great River Conference. Notably, in the “big three” girls team sports – volleyball, basketball and softball – the Tigers have not lost a single conference matchup this school year.
The Tigers were beaten 6-2 by Esko on May 12. Ally Rood knocked in Bowen to take an early lead, but the Eskimos turned up the heat with a run in the third and four more in the fourth.
The Tigers got back on track with a 5-2 win over Mora on May 13.
Pitcher Chesney Grant worked all four games, striking out a weeklong total of 21 batters.
The Tigers were 11-2 overall and were set to play an irregular doubleheader at press time, with an afternoon game at Isle and an evening game at Ogilvie on May 16. They will visit East Central on May 18 and close out their regular season run against Braham on May 19.