Knights over Indians in both games Monday – Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch

Deb Moldaschel Editor

The Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s softball teams played a doubleheader on Monday, April 11, joining the baseball and track teams in a big day of home sports in the neighborhood. Fortunately, it was one of the only days of good weather we saw this spring.

St. Mary’s won both games, 14-2 in Game 1 with an 8-run 5th inning; and 11-1 in Game 2 with another big inning – 7 runs in Game 3.

Knights players combined for 9 hits in Game 1. Kallie Zarn, 2 for 3, 1 RBI. Addie Hoffmann, 2 for 3, 2 RBIs. Maddie Hose, 2 for 2. Julia Helget, Maya Nelson and Lacey Mathiowetz each added a hit. Right-handed pitcher, Mathiowetz, went 5 innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out 13, while walking 4.

Head coach Kayla Mathiowetz said the girls started the game slow but managed to shake things up as the game progressed. “Being a bit anxious in the box, the girls put the ball in play and challenged the defense to do their job,” she said.

For Sleepy Eye, Paige Haala walked 2 times and scored the two Indian runs. Carmen Lendt went 1 for 3, Katelyn Tauer went 1 for 2 with an RBI. Tauer suffered the loss on the mound in Game 1.

In Game 2, Knight Julia Helget got the start, allowing 1 no-hit run over 5 innings, striking out 8 and walking 10. Kya Krzmarzick went 2 for 2, HR, 4 RBI. Helget, 2 for 3, HR. Addie Hoffmann, 2 for 3. Allie Labat, Maya Nelson, Maddie Hose and Lacey Mathiowetz each had a hit for the Knights.

“The girls did a great job putting the ball in play and getting the defense to make plays,” said coach Mathiowetz. “The girls have worked hard to have quality cuts in training that will carry over into the game.”

For the Indians: Carmen Lendt had a walk and an RBI; Taylor Berkner took the loss on the mound.

Coach Mathiowetz, who likely spoke on behalf of both teams, said: “Hopefully the weather will start cooperating with us so we can go out and keep working to improve in the little things. It’s been a challenge to stay focused and optimistic with the roller coaster we’re riding with the weather this spring.

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