New Ulm, Waseca split in SCC battle
NEW ULM – The New Ulm softball team used the power of the longball in the first game against Waseca in South Central Conference action, but a big home run hurt the Eagles in the night cap.
The Eagles slugged three home runs in the first game in a 10-0 win over the Bluejays, then gave up a three- run home run to Waseca as the Bluejays took the second game 4-2.
The loss gives the Eagles a 12-2 record overall and 5-1 in the SCC.
The Eagles got home runs from Ellie Schneider, Sarah Nelsen and Brittany Denn in the first game. New Ulm scored three times in the first inning and once more in the fourth to go up 4-0.
After scoring two more runs in the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.
Denn ended the first game by going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Schneider was 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a home run and four RBIs.
Nelsen was 2-for-2 with a home run and Rachel Strandmark ended the game by going 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and three runs scored.
Sydney Schuck earned the win for the Eagles. She went six innings, allowed one hit and one walk. She struck out seven.
In the second game, Schneider delivered another home run in the top of the first for the Eagles. But Waseca tied the game in the bottom of the second inning and then went ahead 4-1 thanks to a three-run home run.
New Ulm scored one more run in the fourth but that was it for the Eagles.
New Ulm looks to get back on the winning track Monday when it travels to Marshall. The Eagles have their alumni game at 7 p.m. Saturday.