Milaca takes two from Little Falls

You could say Milaca’s softball team put it all together Monday at Sod Park as it swept a pair of Granite Ridge Conference games from Little Falls. Really, really all together.

The Wolves had everything clicking as they topped the Flyers 9-7 and 9-6.

The first game was a continuation of a game started, then rained out at Little Falls April 21. That game was picked up in the bottom of the fourth inning, with Milaca leading 9-4. The Flyers added two runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth.

Senior right-hander Ashley Johnson notched the victory, allowing six hits while walking six and striking out 10. She struck out the side in the seventh inning.

Junior Sadie Hunt paced Milaca’s 12-hit offense as she cracked a double and a single and drove in three runs. Senior Kymee Nelsen and junior Sara Warren each had two singles.

In the regularly-scheduled game Monday, the Wolves broke a 6-6 tie by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Sophomore Natalie Bernard was 4-for-4, with a triple, double and two singles while Nelsen was 3-4, with two doubles and a single. Hunt and senior Jessica Sikkink each went 3-4 and ninth-graders Alex Ploeger and Kristina Loegering each had two singles.

Nelsen drove in three runs while Hunt drove in two.

“We really put on a hitting performance,” said Milaca Coach Randy Johnson. “We made great contact.”

Johnson claimed her second victory of the day as she allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out 5.

“Ashley pitched great against a powerful Little Falls lineup,” said coach Johnson.

Milaca defeated Zimmerman 8-3 Wednesday, May 2, at Zimmerman in a game that was suspended because of rain the previous day, with no score after two innings. The Wolves broke the game open May 2 by scoring six runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth.

Senior Anna Swanson led a 10-hit attack with four singles while Bernard had a double and a single.

Bernard was injured in a play at home plate.

Johnson pitched the win, allowing 10 hits and three walks while striking out seven.

On Thursday, May 3, the Wolves trimmed Foley 9-1 at Foley as Johnson pitched a four-hitter, striking out 13 while walking three.

Loegering’s double led Milaca’s five-hit offense.

Milaca was able to take advantage of nine Falcon errors.

On Friday, Mora continued to roll as it stopped the Wolves 11-1 at Mora. The Mustangs ended the game by the 10-run rule as they scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Milaca, 8-4 overall and 6-3 in GRC games, is at St. Cloud Cathedral today (Thursday) at 4:15 p.m. The Wolves end regular-season play at home against Ogilvie Tuesday, May 15, at 4:30.

Sub-section play begins Friday, May 18.

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