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Lady Hornet softball wins big twice

Being able to overcome the error was the key for the Frazee softball team, as they thumped Breckenridge in an HOL doubleheader Tuesday.

The Lady Hornets took the sweep of the Cowgirls by the scores of 17-7 and 12-2.  

The first game was a marathon, as both teams suffered from shoddy play. The second game was a much better played game by both teams.

In the opening game, the Lady Hornets found themselves trailing after two innings of play by the score of 3-1.  

In the top of the third, the Hornets scored four times to gain the lead at 5-3.

Both teams scored a couple of runs in the next innings but in the sixth inning, the Lady Hornets took control, as they scored seven times.  They then added four more runs in the seventh inning to win 17-7.

For the game, the Lady Hornets scored their 17 runs on 14 hits and were aided by 10 walks and three Breckenridge errors.  

Breckenridge scored their seven runs on seven hits and were aided by five walks and 10 Hornet errors.  

Jo Shipman pitched the first six innings for the Hornets and Beth Anderson pitched the last inning.

Leading hitters for the Hornets were Kennady Barlund with three hits and Alexis Tappe, Ashley Bachmann, Shipman, Bayleigh Antonseon and Amber Bauer with two hits apiece.

"Game two proved to be a much better played game, especially defensively, as we committed no errors in this game," said Frazee head coach Dave Trautman.  

Anderson pitched the first five innings to pick up the win.  

The Lady Hornets had nine hits overall, with Katie McCorquodale and Bachmann being the leaders at two hits apiece.

Breckenridge scored their two runs in the fourth inning as they used two doubles and a fielder's choice to pick up their scores.  

Anderson had another good outing on the mound as she held the Cowgirls bats at bay and the Hornet defense came to life in this game to support her, with several good plays.

This week the Lady Hornets (9-7) will close out regular season play as they host Walker/Hackensack/Akeley Thursday at 4:30 p.m., and finish it out with another game Friday at home against Bertha-Hewitt at 5 p.m.   

The first round of Section play will be on Tuesday, May 22, with the site and opponent yet to be determined.