No. 5 RSM softball run-rules K-P in semifinals

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

REMSEN ó It may have been the longest four inning game ever as the Class 1A No. 5 ranked Remsen St. Maryís softball team beat Kingsley-Pierson in a regional semifinal. The 12-0 four inning game began on Friday at 7 p.m. and didnít get over until Saturday afternoon a little after 3:30 p.m. The game itself didnít last that long, but a pop-up thundershower did postpone the finish of the game until Saturday afternoon.

RSM jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two complete innings at which time play was suspended.

Claire Schroeder reached on a leadoff single and eventually scored on a wild pitch for the first run of the game. Mya Bunkers drove in Halle Galles as those two hit consecutive singles after Schroederís base hit. Carmindee Ricke continued with a double to drive in another run. An RBI ground out from Octavia Galles capped off the scoring in the inning.

Halle Galles got an RBI single for the teamís last run of Fridayís action.

The Hawks finished off the game with seven runs in the fourth once play resumed at 3 p.m. on Saturday. A single and two walks loaded the bases and a run scored on a wild pitch. A walk reloaded the bases for Halle Galles who picked up another RBI with a base hit. Bunkers drove in two with a single, Jacie Homan added another run with a single and Marina Cronin drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. The game ending run crossed home as Ricke scored on a wild pitch.

Halle Galles finished 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and runs scored. Bunkers led the team with a 3 RBI game with a pair of hits and runs scored.

The team scored nine runs against Hannah Koch and three more against Brooklyn Beelner. Cronin pitched the win for the Hawks. She gave up just two hits, singles to Avery Schroeder and Jorja Howe, while finishing with four strikeouts.

It was the third time the Panthers, who averaged nearly eight runs per game this season, were held scoreless. The other two teams to shut out the Panthers were Akron-Westfield and Central Springs, both of which made regional finals in their respective brackets.

Kingsley-Pierson finishes the season with a 19-11 record. They will say goodbye to seniors McKenzie Goodwin and Chloe Peschau.

Remsen St. Maryís improved to 26-2 and advanced to the regional final contest.

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