U-14 Stingers suffer unusual pair of losses By Jim Prosser While the girls� U-14 Vermillion Stingers softball team was preparing to face the Sioux Falls Flamez on Wednesday, June 8, they were approached by a team whose opponent didn�t show up. They wondered if they could play against the Stingers.
Coach Matt Branhagen said okay to the match-up against a U-14 boys� team.
It made for a unique situation, but the girls gave a sincere effort and a good response to the challenge, as Brittany Bye pitched four innings and gave up eight runs. She had a little control problem, walking eight and hitting five batters.
The Stingers scored four runs � one each for Jenny Bye, Sarah Kjose, Angie Christensen, and Megan Amundson, to make it a ballgame. Unfortunately it was a loss.
Their regular scheduled game was against the Sioux Falls Flamez, the best team in the region. Jenny Bye pitched the six inning game giving up six runs on four hits, one BB, registering three Ks.
Sad to say, the Flamez� pitcher tossed a two-hitter and shut out the visitors. Another loss, but against two special opponents!