Bulldogs to host Pillager, BHV in Park Region Conference action this week
The Otter Tail Central softball team watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 13-4 loss to Wadena-Deer Creek on Tuesday.
Wadena-Deer Creek scored on a walk by Jamie Barthel in the first inning, a single by Haylee Dickey in the first inning, a walk by Chloe Kapphahn in the first inning, a single by Addison Carr in the first inning, a single by Barthel in the second inning, and a double by Kapphahn in the second inning.
The Bulldogs struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Wadena-Deer Creek, giving up 13 runs.
OTC put up three runs in the fifth inning. OTC offense in the inning was led by Emmie Lundquist, Hannah Radzwill and Sophie Akerman, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Akerman was in the pitcher’s circle for OTC. Akerman went six and a third innings, allowing 13 runs on 15 hits and striking out eight.
OTC finished with 14 hits in the game with Liz Lukken, Radzwill and Lundquist all finishing with multiple hits. Lukken led OTC with four hits in four at bats.
The Wolverines scattered 15 hits in the game. Carr, Dickey, Carston, and Jenna Dykhoff each had multiple hits for Wadena-Deer Creek. Wadena-Deer Creek was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.
Dykhoff led Wadena-Deer Creek with four stolen bases, as they finished with 20 stolen bases.
In the second game of the day, Ezrah Baker finished with five hits, but it wasn’t enought as OTC lost by a score of 13-8.
Baker doubled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the fourth, doubled in the sixth and singled in the seventh.
The Bulldogs lost despite out-hitting Wadena-Deer Creek 16-12.
The Wolverines got things moving in the second inning. Wadena-Deer Creek scored on a stolen base during Addison Carr’s at bat. Then Carr singled.
In the bottom of the second inning, OTC tied things up at 3-3 when Emmie Lundquist singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
The Wolverines pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Haylee Dickey singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and Carr lined out, driving in a run.
OTC notched three runs in the fourth inning. OTC’s big inning was driven by a single by Lundquist, a groundout by Hannah Radzwill and by Liz Lukken.
Wadena-Deer Creek scored five runs in the fourth inning. Wadena-Deer Creek offense in the inning was led by Dickey, Hailey Kircher, and Carsten , all knocking in runs in the inning.
Katie Aune was in the pitcher’s circle for OTC. Aune went seven innings, allowing 13 runs on 12 hits and striking out six.
OTC tallied 16 hits in the game. Baker, Lundquist, Lukken, and Alivia Gunderson all had multiple hits for OTC. Baker led OTC with five hits in five at bats. OTC tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Baker led the way with three. OTC was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Jenna Allen made the most plays with five.
Wadena-Deer Creek tallied 12 hits. Jada Dykhoff, Barthel, Dykhoff, and Carsten all collected multiple hits for Wadena-Deer Creek. Stroeing led Wadena-Deer Creek with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 19 stolen bases.