Olivia Richards takes the throw at second, too late to get the Melrose runner stealing the base. Photo by Mark Beasley.

April 21 at Minnewaska

Melrose 13 Minnewaska 0 Game 1 

The Minnewaska softball team ended a 10-day layoff after their opening game at YME by hosting Melrose for a doubleheader on Thursday.

In the first game the Dutchmen scored a run in the first inning, then went on to score in each of the next four innings, accumulating 13 runs over a five-inning span.

The Lakers threatened but were unable to get a runner across the plate, falling by a 13-0 score in five innings.

Leslie Murken had a good game at the plate, going 2-2 and rapping a double. Brenna Larson went the distance as the Lakers’ pitcher, striking out five over the five inning stint.

Melrose 153 22 – 13 15 2 

Lakers   000 00 –  0  6  8

HITTING – Minnewaska:

Grace Jensen 1-3, Olivia Richards 1-3 2b, Maddy Meulebroeck 1-2, Leslie Murken 2-2 2b, Jenna Drewes 1-2 

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so)

Brenna Larson (L) 5-15-13-8-3-5

April 21 at Minnewaska

Melrose 11 Minnewaska 0 Game 2 

Game two of the doubleheader had Melrose batting as the home team. The Dutchman scored a pair of runs in the first inning, then tacked on eight more in the third.

The Melrose pitcher was able to keep any Lakers from getting a hit. The only base runner came via walk to Leslie Murken. Melrose completed the sweep with an 11-0 victory.

Minnewaska is scheduled to play three home games this week, weather permitting. On Monday NL-S pays a visit. Tuesday will have Benson in for a doubleheader, followed by Sauk Centre on Thursday. 

Lakers   000 00 – 0 0 1 

Melrose 208 1x – 11 8 0

HITTING – Minnewaska:


PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so)

Grace Jensen (L) 4-8-11-7-6-2