High school softball: Colman-Egan, Flandreau fall in SoDak 16
The Colman-Egan and Flandreau softball teams saw their seasons come to an end on Tuesday night as each team lost in the SoDak 16.
Each team lost via the 10-run rule as the No. 7 seeded Hawks lost to No. 10 seeded Hanson 16-4 and the No. 12 seeded Fliers fell to No. 5 seeded Tea Area 10-0.
• Hanson 16, Colman-Egan 4 (5 inn.)
COLMAN – 12 runs from the Beaverettes in the final two innings led to them advancing to the Class B State Tournament via the 10-run rule.
Colman-Egan led Hanson 3-1 after the first inning. The Hawks first run of the game came on an RBI triple from Ava Mousel. Grace Quick then hit a two-run single to give C-E a two-run lead.
The Beaverettes would cut the lead to one with an RBI single in the second. The Hawks got that run back in the bottom of the inning when Maebe Groos hit an RBI single.
Hanson would tie the game in the third with runs on a ground out and a double. The Beaverettes then scored five runs in the fourth. The first two runs came on a double, then they hit an RBI single and a two-run double to make it 9-4.
The first of the seven runs in the fifth came on a single. Hanson then hit an RBI triple and a RBI single. A two-run double and back-to-back RBI singles ended the game due to the 10- run rule.
Quick was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Mousel and Groos were 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Hawks finished the season with a record of 10-13. The Beaverettes are now 5-10 and will play Alcester-Hudson in the quarterfinals of the State Tournament at 10 a.m. on June 1 in Aberdeen.
Arlington is only area team in Class B that made the State Tournament. The Cardinals (14-4) did not have to play a SoDak 16 game because the Cardinals finished second in Class B. They’ll play No. 7 seeded Viborg Hurley at 3 p.m. on June 1.
• Tea Area 10, Flandreau 0 (6 inn.)
TEA – The Fliers had just one hit on the night and that allowed the Titans to advance to the Class A State Tournament.
Neither team scored in the first two innings and it was the Titans that broke through and scored three runs in the third. The first run of the game was scored on a ground out and the next two came from a two-run single.
The Titans then scored three more runs in the fifth inning. They scored the first run of the inning on a sacrifice fly. An error and a wild pitch made it 6-0 heading into the sixth.
Four runs in the sixth then ended the game. Tea hit an RBI single in the second at-bat of the inning. A bases loaded walk then made it 8-0 and the next batter was hit by a pitch to make it 9-0. An RBI single then ended the game due to the 10-run rule.
Layla Latterell had the only hit of the game for Flandreau. That was the only base runner of the game for the Fliers.
Olivia Peters got the start in the circle for Flandreau and she pitched the first four and a third innings. She gave up six runs, four earned, on three hits with two strikeouts and five walks. Aly Schepel pitched two thirds of an inning and gave up four earned runs on two hits. She had three walks and no strikeouts. Nicole Hamilton got one out and gave up no runs and one hit with no strikeouts and no walks.
Flandreau finished the season with a record of 6-14. The Titans are now 10-5 and will play No. 4 seeded Madison in the State Tournament at 12:30 p.m. on June 1 in Aberdeen.