MMCRU softball advances past H-LP
CLEGHORN — A five-run fourth inning helped the MMCRU softball team advance past Harris-Lake Park in a Class 1A regional opening round game on Friday. The Royals won by a final score of 8-5.
The Wolves scored a run in the top of the first and the top of the third which the Royals answered with runs of their own in the bottom of each of those innings. MMCRU scored five runs in the fourth and added an extra run in the sixth. The Wolves put together a final rally with three runs in the seventh, but Isabelle Olson was able to record the final out to finish off her complete game in the circle.
Of the runs scored by the Wolves, just one was earned as the Royals committed three errors. Olson ended with three strikeouts in the win.
Harris-Lake Park had four individuals record two hits apiece including Rylie Wittrock who knocked out a pair of doubles. She scored two of the five runs for the Wolves.
MMCRU did their damage against Payton Reimers who threw all six innings for the Wolves. Olson helped her own cause by driving in a pair of runs at the plate.
Breanna Staab, Makenzie Meyer and Jordan Staab added RBIs for the team. Meyer and Avery Schlenger led the way with two hits apiece. Mya Holmes hit a double and Emily Dreckman had a triple as the team’s extra-base hits.
MMCRU won all three meetings over their War Eagle Conference foes this season. They won the first meeting 19-12 and the second meeting, just two days prior to the regional contest, by a 12-4 score.
Harris-Lake Park ends their season with a 2-24 record. MMCRU (15-11) advances to play Kingsley-Pierson (18-10) in Wednesday’s regional quarterfinal game to be played in Kingsley. The two teams met once earlier this season, a 10-4 win for the Panthers in Remsen.
MMCRU’s last trip to Kingsley during the 2021 regular season saw the Royals win 5-4 in eight innings as a game-ending out at home plate sealed the win for the Royals. The teams have split their last four meetings.