Rebels outlast Hayfield softball team

The Southland softball team snapped a three-game losing streak when it hung on to beat Hayfield 14-9 on the road Friday.

The Rebels (2-3 overall) jumped out to a 11-0 lead after scoring seven in the top of the second, but they committed five errors to help the Vikings (0-6 overall) get back in it.

“It was good for the girls to get a win,” Southland head coach Greg Schulte said. “They played well, but the defense needs to get a little better.”

Jenna Juenger hit a solo home run in the fifth inning for Southland.

Southland 4 7 1 0 2 0 0 — 14 14 5

Hayfield 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 — 9 10 1

Southland pitching: Brandi Schamel (W), 7 IP, 10 H, 1 BB, 9 R, 3 ER, 5 K

Southland hitting: Kelli Smith, 3-for-4, 4 RBIs; Jenna Juneger, 2-for-2, HR, 2 RBIs; Jana Schammel, 2-for-5, triple; Holly Goergen, 2-for-3; Whitney Bamrick, 2-for-4, 3 RBIs

Hayfield hitting: Dani Wagner, 2-for-3; Katelyn Kramer, 2-for-4; Abby Blanchard, 2-for-4; Alyssa Selk, 2-for-4; Hannah Wiltgen, double