10 May 2014

Softball: Tigers win shootout over Huskies

Amber Doyle 3-4, 4 RBI (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The ball was flying all over the windy Northfield field Friday afternoon where the Tigers outscored Section 1AAA rival 11-5.

The two teams combined for 29 hits in what Farmington coach Paul Harrington termed  "a bit of a slugfest."

"Our pitchers got out of some jams to keep the opponent's score down," Harrington said. "But on the  other hand, we had some very timely hitting again, to knock in a lot of runs.  That was the difference in the game"
"This was a big game against a potential section opponent. They hit the ball well and we were happy to come out on top."
Molly Berdan 3-4. 4 RBI, 2 R (photo by Jim Lindquist)
No less than six Tigers finished the day with multiple hits. Molly Berdan and Amber Doyle led the hit parade with three hits and four runs batted in apiece.
Carly Esselman, Ashley Ibinger, Emily Berdan and Jordyn Keprios each collected a pair of safeties. Kepros also knocked in a pair of runs. Esselman scored three times and Ibinger and Molly Berdan each scored twice.
Meghan Silber pitched the first 5.66 innings, allowing all five runs on 12 hits, and chalked up the win. Maddie Muelken came on with two out in the sixth inning and threw 1.33 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief.

Farmington won't have much time to savor the win as it jumps back into action Saturday afternoon with a Missota Conference matinee against Shakopee at Tiger Field.