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Webster City doubles up Gaels in softball

Photo by Troy Banning, for The Messenger St. Edmond’s Anna Kolacia connects against Webster City pitcher Jenna Miller on Monday. For more photos, please visit CU.freemanjournal.net

WEBSTER CITY — A late rally by the St. Edmond softball team wasn’t enough as the Gaels dropped a North Central Conference contest to Webster City by a final of 10-5 on Monday night.

The lost snapped a three-game win streak for the Gaels (3-5 overall, 2-4 NCC). St. Edmond took an early 1-0 lead, and plated four runs in the seventh, but the middle innings belonged to the Lynx.

“It was too little, too late at the end,” said St. Edmond head coach Bill Shirbroun. “They were impressive. They hit the ball and ran all over us.

“We showed our youth. We just have to keep getting better.”

The Gaels had eight hits on the night, led by Jocy Timmerman. The Gaels senior was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with two doubles. Timmerman also drove in two runs.

Ella Vratny had a double as well. Gracie Harvey, Kaili Henning and Kacey Kruthoff all drove in runs.

The Webster City (5-3, 4-2) bats stayed hot all night, as the Lynx pounded out 19 hits. Ten players recording at least one hit.

The Lynx, who scored five runs in the third inning, recorded nine hits in the frame spread out among eight different players.

Kelly Stoakes and Addie Tesdahl tallied three hits each, and both drove in a run.

Jenna Miller was solid in the pitching circle and at the plate. Miller gave up five unearned runs and struck out six batters. She was 2-for-4 to help her own cause with a home run and four RBI.

Miller also scored twice.

Leah Kasch, Alayna Finucan and Faith Anderson had two hits each. Kasch had a double and an RBI. Finucan had a double.

Faith Anderson drove in a run for Webster City.

The Gaels are back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Clear Lake. Junior varsity action is set for 5:30 p.m., with the varsity to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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