Gaels fall short vs. Bulldogs

HAMPTON — The St. Edmond softball team put forth a valiant effort, but came up short against Hampton-Dumont on Wednesday night.

Hampton-Dumont scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out an 8-7 victory over the Gaels (6-8 overall).

“Our girls played a great game,” said St. Edmond head coach Nick Clark. “They (Hampton-Dumont) had runners at first and second with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. There was a bang-bang play at third base that went their way. They then had a solid hit to drive in the tying and winning run.”

The Gaels trailed 4-0 after two innings, but St. Edmond scored all seven of their runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-4 lead. The Bulldogs plated two in the sixth and two in the seventh.

“That was a fun inning (fourth),” Clark said. “It was a hard fought game.

“I was proud of the way they played.”

Jocy Timmerman went 2-for-3 for the Gaels with a double. Megan Flattery drove in two runs and Jacque Oberg also had an RBI.

The Gaels are back in action on Monday when they host Humboldt at Rogers Park. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.