Softball: No. 6 Rebels upset No. 3 RandolphPublished 9:03pm Friday, May 25, 2012
RANDOLPH — The No. 6 seeded Southland softball team racked up 14 hits as it upset No. 3 seeded Randolph (14-7 overall) on the road in the first round of the Section 1A West Division tournament Friday.
The Rebels (8-12 overall) trailed 2-0 after three innings but junior Hilary Bottema blasted a three-run double in the fourth to get Southland going and Haley Kirkpatrick added a three-run double in the fifth inning.
Southland will play No. 2 Kenyon-Wanamingo Saturday at 11 a.m. in Todd Park in Austin.
Southland pitching: Kelli Smith (W), 7 IP, 11 H, 3 BB, 2 R, 3 K
Southland hitting: Lindsey Bottema, 2-for-3; Brooke Yunker, 2-for-4; Smith, 2-for-4; Celina Yunker, 3-for-5, triple; Megan Mullenbach, 3-for-4, double, 3 RBI; Hilary Bottema, 1-for-3, double, 3 RBI; Haley Kirkpatrick, 1-for-4, double, 3 RBI