Knights end Rebels’ softball season

Published 12:57 pm Saturday, May 26, 2012

Southland's Lindsey Bottema races to first on a bunt attempt during their Subsection1A West Division semifinal game against Kenyon-Wanamingo Saturday at Todd Park. - Eric Johnson/

The Southland softball team had its season come to an end in a 3-1 loss to No. 2 seeded-Kenyon-Wanamingo (11-10 overall) in the Subsection 1A West Division semifinals in Todd Park in Austin Saturday.

The No. 6 seeded Rebels (9-13 overall) tied the game at 1-1 when Kelli Smith doubled in a run in the top of the fourth inning. The Knights bounced back and took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Southland couldn’t catch a line drive in left field that led to two runs.

Southland had just four hits and they struck out 12 times.

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Southland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 — 1 4 3

KW 0 1 0 2 0 0 X — 3 6 1

Southland pitching: Kelli Smith (L), 6 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 K

Southland hitting: Haley Kiefer, 1-for-3; Hannah Hamilton, 0-for-2, 2 BB, SB; Lindsey Bottema, 0-for-3, R; Smith, 1-for-3, double, RBI; Haley Kirkpatrick, 2-for-3