Vikings down USC in playoff opener

Published 9:06 pm Monday, May 20, 2019

The No. 2 seeded Hayfield softball opened strong as it beat No. 7 seeded United South Central (5-13 overall) 12-4 in a Section 1A West elimination game in Hayfield Monday.

The Vikings (12-9 overall) plated eight runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Caitlyn Hendrickson struck out 10 in the win and she also had a double and two RBIs. Rachel Pack added a double and two RBIs for the Vikings.

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Hayfield will host No. 3 Blooming Prairie at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Vikings swept BP in the regular season.

Hayfield pitching: Caitlyn Hendrickson (W) 7 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 R, 2 ER, 10 K

Hayfield hitting: Kenna Chick, 0-for-4, RBI, R, BB; Jaelynn Therring, 2-for-3, double, R; Courtney Ellis, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs,, 3 R, BB; Natalie Heydt, 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, R; Hendrickson, 1-for-3, double, 2 RBIs, BB; Kylie Freeburg, 1-for-3, R, BB; Anna Bamlet, 0-for-1, R, 2 BBs; Ella Bauer, R; Rachel Pack, 1-for-4, double, 2 RBIs, R; Cela Carney, 0-for-3, R, BB