SAFE AT HOME
St. Edmond held off Algona in a North Central Conference softball clash on Monday at Rogers Park, 4-3.
Sydney Engels made a back-handed stop at second base to record the final out and retire the Bulldogs with the tying run at third base. Algona had plated a pair of runs in the seventh inning to trim a 4-1 deficit down to a single run.
“We played a very good game,” SEHS head coach Nick Clark said. “We came out with a ton of energy and had some terrific plate appearances against a very good pitcher.
“Sydney made an incredible stop on a bang-bang play that could’ve sent the game into extra innings. Sydney and Jocy Timmerman (at first base) were very solid defensively all night.”
Jacque Oberg drove in a pair of runs, including one on an RBI double to plate Rylee Kinney in the bottom of the first for St. Edmond (9-10 overall). Gracie Harvey was 3-for-3 at the plate, while Erin Flattery was 2-for-3 with a double and a run driven in.
“We fouled off a lot of pitches and really made (Kameryn Etherington) work,” Clark said. “She has a great changeup, but we battled.”
Ella Vratny earned the victory for the Gaels, walking three and striking out three.
The Bulldogs are now 12-8.
St. Edmond is at Clarion-Goldfield/Dows on Wednesday.
ST. EDMOND 4, ALGONA 3
Algona 100 000 2 — 3 9 1
St. Edmond 101 200 x — 4 10 2
Kameryn Etherington and Lillian Etherington; Ella Vratny and Kacey Kruthoff. 2B–SE: Erin Flattery, Jacque Oberg.