15 May 2014

Softball: Nothing doing at New Prague

Molly Berdan had one of the three Tiger hits at New Prague (photo by Jim Lindquist)
For the second time this season the Tigers managed just three hits in a shutout loss to New Prague, this one a 6-0 whitewash Wednesday in New Prague.

"We only had three hits, but we had five base on balls," coach Paul Harrington said. "All in all, we had eight runners left on base, so we had our chances.

"Like a lot games, the difference between winning and losing comes down to timely hitting and we just didn't get that today."

The usually steady Tiger defense also played into the defeat, committing three errors behind losing pitcher Megan Silber who gave up only six hits.

"Our defense has been fairly solid all year and we need to get back to that level," Harrington said. "One bad play in the sections and our season could be over in a hurry."

The Trojans broke a scoreless tie with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning and them put the game away with a a four-run sixth.

Molly Berdan, Ashley Ibinger and Taylor Yousse each had a hit for Farmignton in the losing effort.

"Overall, it was not our best outing," Harrington said. "A game similar to the last time we played them. They got the big hits they needed for their big innings and we did not."

With the loss the Tigers saw their season record dip to 10-6 overall and 7-4 in the Missota Conference.
Next up on the docket is a Thursday road game at Shakopee followed by a home doubleheader with Chanhassen on Friday.