Hayfield senior pitcher shines as Vikings keep season going

Published 7:56 pm Saturday, June 5, 2021

Hayfield senior Caitlyn Hendrickson did everything she could for the Viking softball team as she gave the team 16 solid innings when No. 2 Hayfield lost to No. 1 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 1-0 in nine innings and the Vikings beat No. 4 Blooming Prairie 2-0 in an elimination game in Todd Park Saturday.

Hendrickson struck out 16 to score a no-hitter against the Awesome Blossoms (9-14 overall) as she allowed just one walk in the win. On the day, she struck out 30 and allowed just one run.

The Vikings (11-10 overall) out-hit WEM in 8-3 in the first game of the day, but it wasn’t enough as the Bucs won on a walk-off.

Hayfield will play Mabel-Canton in a Section 1A elimination game at 5 p.m. in Todd Park on Tuesday, with the winner playing again at 7 p.m.

BP had defeated United South Central 13-3 in five innings to start the day.

WEM 1, Hayfield 0

Hayfield pitching: Caitlyn Hendrickson, 8 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 14 K

Hayfield hitting: Kenna Selk, 1-for-4; Kylie Freeburg, 1-for-4; Nora Bamlet, 1-for-3; Anna Bamlet, 1-for-4; Maleah Olson, 1-for-3; Natalee Heydt, 2-for-3, BB; Reese Baumann, 1-for-2, BB

Hayfield 2, BP 0

Hayfield pitching: Caitlyn Hendrickson (W) 7 IP, 1 BB, 0 R, 16 K

Hayfield hitting: Kenna Selk, 1-for-4; Kylie Freeburg, 1-for-4; Nora Bamlet, 1-for-3; Anna Bamlet, 1-for-4; Maleah Olson, 1-for-3; Natalee Heydt, 2-for-3, BB; Reese Bauman, 1-for-2, BB

BP pitching: Allison Krohnberg (L) 6 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 9 K

BP hitting: Maren Forstyek, 0-for-2, BB

BP 13, USC 3 

BP pitching: Allison Krohnberg (W) 5 IP, 3 H, 5 BB, 1 ER, 6 K; Macy Lembke, 1 IP, 0 R, 3 K, 1 HBP

BP hitting: Macy Lembke, 1-for-2, 3 R, 2 SB; Maren Forystek, 1-for-1, 2 R; Krohnberg, R; Lexi Steckelberg, 1-for-3, R; Lauren Schammel, 1-for-3, R; Shawntee Snyder, 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, double; Rachel Winzenburg, 1-for-4, 3 RBIs triple; Melanie Winzenburg, 1-for-4, RBI; Emily Anderson, R; Layla Lembke, SB