Lancers knock off Hayfield softball team

Published 7:49 pm Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HAYFIELD — The Hayfield softball team missed its seniors in a season opening 11-1 loss to La Crescent at Hayfield Tuesday.

The Vikings (0-1 overall, 0-1 HVL) played without senior catcher Katelyn Kramer and senior third baseman Renee Stier, who were gone on a class trip.

“We missed them a lot,” Hayfield head coach Jana Wagner said. “Missing them in those two positions hurt, but we did okay.”

The Lancers (1-0 overall, 1-0 HVL) did some early damage in the second inning, when they used a two-out rally to turn a 3-0 game into a 5-0 game.

Kayla Sandvik knocked a two-out single up the middle to score two and cap the rally.

Hayfield scored on a two-out RBI single by Emily Blanchard in the fourth inning to make it 6-1, but that was all the offense the Vikings could muster as they finished with just three hits off of La Crescent eighth grader Dayelle Duerwachter.

“Every game’s a learning experience,” Wagner said. “We’re looking at the regular season as the preseason we’ll aim for the postseason.”

La Crescent 2 3 0 1 2 0 3 — 11 6 0

Hayfield 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 — 1 3 3

Hayfield pitching: Emily Blanchard (L), 7 IP, 6 H, 10 BB, 11 R, 9 ER, 8 K, 2 HBP

Hayfield hitting: Alyssa Selk, 0-for-3; Abby Blanchard, 0-for-3; Danielle Wagner, 1-for-1, 2 BBs, SB; Hannah Wiltgen, 0-for-3, R; Grace Walker, 0-for-3; Emily Blanchard, 1-for-3, RBI; Cassie Ruud, 0-for-3; Jaide Ryks, 0-for-2

La Crescent pitching: Dayelle Duerwachter (W), 7 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 1 ER, 1 K

La Crescent hitting: Haley Traun, 1-for-2, 4 R, 2 BBs; Morgan Armstrong, 1-for-4, 2 R, BB; Kayla Sandvik, 3-for-5, 3 RBIs; Skylar Minegar, 0-for-2, BB; Melissa Williams, 0-for-4; Taylor Gile, 0-for-3, BB; Morgan Sandvik, 1-for-1, 3 R, 3 BBs; Sam Bauer, 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BBs; Duerwachter, 1-for-4, RBI