Tanager softball team claims third place

Tanager softball team claims third place by Jim Prosser The Tanager softball team won two and lost two in the South Dakota High School Fastpitch League Class B Tournament played Oct. 2 and 3.

The first game was a time restricted contest with McCook Central. The final score was a 7-0 forfeit when McCook had to leave after four innings with a close score.

Jenny Bye became the winning pitcher and some significant stats were: Alicia Brown � 3 walks, 2 runs; Brittany Bye � a triple, 1 run; Alexa Walker � 1 run; Heather Walker � 1 RBI; and Brittany Campbell � 1 for 2 batting, 1 RBI.

The Tanagers came away with a 14-4 victory over Yankton B with Brittny Bye and Jenny Bye sharing the pitching chores. Vermillion took an early 6-4 lead after the third, then coasted to the 10-run rule by scoring seven runs in the fifth and another run in the sixth which ended the game.

Nine individuals scored: Chelsea Houska � 2 runs, Heather Walker � 2 runs, 1 homer, 4 RBIs; Alexa Walker, Ariel Hofman, Anna Isaacson, Jenny Bye, and Mary Ann Bierle � 1 run each; Brittany Campbell � 1 for 2, 2 runs, 1 RBI; Brittany Bye � 3 runs on 2 for 3 batting, and 1 RBI.

The third game was a 12-3 loss to eventual tournament chap Lennox. Jenny Bye was the losing pitcher and the runs were scored by Isaacson, Campbell, and Heather Walker.

The final game was a heartbreaking 12-11 loss as Watertown scored three runs in the bottom half of the seventh to close out the Tanager softball season.

Jenny Bye was the losing pitcher and the scoring summary looks like this: Ariel Hofman and Alexa Walker � 1 run each; Alicia Brown � 2 for 3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Heather Walker � 3 runs, 3 for 4, 3 RBIs; Anna Isaacson � 2 runs 1 for 4, 1 RBI.

They finished the season with an 8-3 record and received a plaque for the third place finish.

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