Tanager softball loses to Yankton

Tanager softball loses to Yankton
The Tanagers' softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader played in Yankton against the Gazelles on Sunday, Sept. 31.

The scores were 7-3 in seven innings, and 6-0 in seven innings, for the Gazelles.

Game # 1 – Jenny Bye pitched a seven-hit, seven-run complete game, striking out four batters.

Line score: VHS – 3 R, 7 H, 1 E, 6 LOB; YHS – 7 R, 7 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.

Individual stats: Donica Crichton – 1 for 4, one run; Kayla Munger – 2 for 4, one RBI; Jenny Bye – 2 for 4; Ashley Ouellette – 1 for 4, one run; Katie Kashsas – one run; Molly LeCates – 1 for 3, one RBI.

Game # 2 – Jenny pitched the whole seven innings, striking out nine batters, but giving up six runs on 8 hits.

Line score: VHS – 0 R, 1 H, 3 E, 2 LOB; YHS – 6 R, 8 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.

Tanager offense: Kayla Munger – 1 for 3.

"We lost a couple tough games against a very good Yankton team," coach Lori Jerred said. "We played in some poor weather conditions, fighting the wind and rain in the first game. The girls had a rough third inning where the Gazelles scored six runs and we couldn't come back from such a deficit."

The Tanagers played Saturday morning at 9 a.m. against Brookings for the first round of the State Tournament, held at the Sherman SB Complex in Sioux Falls.

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