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Hayfield softball team finishes fourth place at the state tournament

The Hayfield softball team had its season come to an end with a fourth place finish at the Minnesota Class A state softball tournament after it lost to Sleepy Eye/Saint Mary’s 15-2 in five innings in Caswell Park in North Mankato Friday.

SESM (24-3 overall) scored nine runs in the top of the first inning to break the game open.

Carrie Rutledge had two RBIs in the loss for the Vikings (19-8 overall). Rutledge was named to the All-State tournament team after she tied a state tournament record with three doubles against Edgerton-Southwest Christian.

SESM 9 0 5  1 0    15  16  2

Hayfield 0 2 0  0 0      2   4   3

Hayfield pitching: Caitlyn Hendrickson (L) 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 9 R, 8 ER; Jacie Gustine, 4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 K, 1 HBP

Hayfield hitting: Carrie Rutledge, 1-for-3, 2 RBI; Jenna Jacobsen, 0-for-1; Kyal Heydt, 1-for-3; Maggie Streightiff, 1-for-2; Morgan Burt, BB; Kelly Johnson, 0-for-2; Jaelynn Therring, BB; Lexi Dudycha, 1-for-2, double, R; Kate Kruger, R, BB; Rachel Pack, 0-for-1; Gustine, BB; Cela Carney, 0-for-1; Isabel Woslager, 0-for-1