Samantha Bratland closed the week with a string of 29 strikes and no walks.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->SGH/S. Lee Epps
Samantha Bratland closed the week with a string of 29 strikes and no walks.

SGH/S. Lee Epps
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The Spring Grove/Caledonia softball team won both ends of a doubleheader with Southland (in Spring Grove) on May 13.

Three days later they took on Dover-Eyota in Caledonia, followed by a Friday contest at the same venue, this time versus Lewiston-Altura.

On May 18, SG/C traveled to Preston to play doubleheader versus Fillmore Central.

SG/C versus Southland, May 13

Game 1

SOU 001 000 0 -- 1 2 4

SG/C 300 000 x -- 3 9 2

Three runs on four first inning hits gave the Warriors all they needed to overcome the Rebels 3-1 in game 1. Lottie Augedahl scored on an error, while Taylor Augedahl and Alexy Bearbower recorded RBIs (runs batted in).

Cara Stemper went 2 for 2, while Marie Doering went 2 for 4. Samantha Bratland got the shutout, allowing only two hits in two separate innings.

LOB: SG/C 7, SOU 6

Stolen bases: SG/C 0, SOU 2

Pitchers: SG/C: (WP) Bratland 7.0 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 11 K, 3 W

SOU: (LP) Emanuel 6.0 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 4 K, 3 W

Extra-base hits: none

Hits SG/C: Doering 2 for 4, Stemper 2 for 2, Lottie Augedahl 1 for 2, Bratland 1 for 3, Rusert 1 for 3, Taylor Augedahl 1 for 2, Angie Augedahl 1 for 2

Hits SOU: Kiefer 1 for 4, Mullenbach 1 for 3

Game 2

SG/C 200 003 1 -- 6 7 4

SOU 010 000 0 -- 1 5 8

SG/C never trailed in the 6-1 nightcap win, padding a 2-1 lead with four insurance runs in the last two innings.

Bratland pitched another complete game, giving up the last walk she would issue during the entire week. She finished with 10 strikeouts to just one base on balls.

A first inning triple by Bratland scored Stemper, who went 2 for 4 on the night. Doering also hit two singles in four trips to the plate. Bratland and Taylor Augedahl each recorded 2 RBIs.

LOB: SG/C 6, SOU 6

Stolen bases: SG/C 0, SOU 1

Pitchers: SG/C: (WP) Bratland 7.0 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 10 K, 1 W

SOU: (LP) Swenson 7.0 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 1 K, 1 W

Extra-base hits: SG/C 1 triple, SOU 1 triple

Hits SG/C: Doering 2 for 4, Stemper 2 for 4, Bratland 1 for 3 (triple), Rusert 1 for 4, Taylor Augedahl 1 for 4

Hits SOU: Kiefer 2 for 4 (triple), Loecher 1 for 3, Mullenbach 2 for 3



SG/C vs. Dover-Eyota, May 16

DE 100 000 0 - 1 4 3

SG/C 002 103 x -- 6 11 2

Bearbower went 3 for 3 at the plate as SG/C notched a 6-1 victory. Bratland tripled in the third as the Warriors caught and surpassed the Eagles, who would not score again. Beginning a remarkable string of 29 strikeouts with no walks issued over the next four games, the Warrior hurler pitched another complete game.

LOB: SG/C 8, DE 3

Stolen bases: none

Pitchers: SG/C: (WP) Bratland 7.0 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 8 K, 0 W

DE: (LP) Holst 4.0 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 0 K, 2 W, Sanders 2.0 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 K, 0 W

Extra-base hits: SG/C 1 double, 1 triple

Hits SG/C: Stemper 2 for 4, Lottie Augedahl 1 for 4, Bratland 2 for 4 (triple), Taylor Augedahl 1 for 3, Bearbower 3 for 3 (double), Becker 2 for 2

Hits DE: Sanders 1 for 3, Welsh 1 for 3, Schott 2 for 2



SG/C vs. L-A, May 17

L-A 000 000 0 - 0 4 1

SG/C 002 000 x - 2 4 0

In what developed into a pitchers' duel, the Warriors managed to scrape together two runs on a hit batter, a single, an error and a walk in the third against Lewiston-Altura. Those were the only scores of the night.

Bratland got the win with 10 strikeouts and no walks. She was backed by error-free defense.

LOB: SG/C 7, LA 3

Stolen bases: none

Pitchers: SG/C: (WP) Bratland 7.0 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 10 K, 0 W

LA: Haag 2.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K 1 W, (LP) Beyer 3.2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 K, 1 W

Extra-base hits: SG/C 1 double

Hits SG/C: Doering 1 for 3, Bratland 1 for 3 (double), Taylor Augedahl 1 for 3, Angie Augedahl 1 for 3

Hits LA: Beyer 1 for 3, Daley 1 for 3, Meilner 2 for 2



SG/C at FC/L, May 18

Game 1

SG/C 102 36 - 12 12 1

FC/L 000 10 - 1 4 4

The 10-run rule shortened the contest between SG/C and Fillmore Central/Lanesboro, which ended with SG/C batting around the order for 6 runs in the final inning, winning 12-1. Lottie Augedahl went 4 for 4, while Bratland contributed two hits, both doubles. Bearbower went 2 for 4.

LOB: SG/C 8, FC/L 2

Stolen bases: none

Pitchers: SG/C: (WP) Bratland 5.0 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 9 K, 0 W

FC/L: (LP) Malley 4.0 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 3 K, 3 W, Erickson 1.0 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 0 K, 1 W

Extra-base hits: SG/C 2 doubles, FC/L 2 doubles

Hits SG/C: Stemper 1 for 3, Lottie Augedahl 4 for 4, Bratland 2 for 3 (both doubles), Rusert 1 for 3, Taylor Augedahl 1 for 4, Bearbower 2 for 4, Scanlan 1 for 3

Hits FC/L: Malley 1 for 2, O'Conner 2 for 2 (double), Case 1 for 2 (double)

Game 2

FC/L 002 000 1 -- 3 6 1

SG/C 200 000 0 -- 2 5 2

The Falcons bounced back in the nightcap, winning 3-2. Winning pitcher Stephanie Erickson doubled in the top of the seventh and later scored the go-ahead run. Morgan Malley then came on in relief to close the game. It was the third double of the night for FC/L. Jordan O'Conner and Gabby Brazee also had extra-base hits.

A pair of first-inning singles by Stemper and Lottie Augedahl helped SG/C to a 2-0 lead, but the Warriors were not able to cross the plate again, scattering their other three singles over three separate innings.

LOB: SG/C 5, FC/L 3

Stolen bases: none

Pitchers: SG/C: (LP) Augedahl 6.33 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 5 K, 0 W, Bratland .67 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 0 W

FC/L: (WP) Erickson 6.0 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 K, 0 W, Malley 1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K, 0 W

Extra-base hits: FC/L 3 doubles

Hits SG/C: Stemper 1 for 2, Lottie Augedahl 1 for 2, Bratland 1 for 2, Bearbower 1 for 3, Angie Augedahl 1 for 1

Hits FC/L: O'Conner 1 for 3 (double), Case 1 for 3, Erickson 2 for 3 (double), Brazee 1 for 3 (double)

Up next: The girls opened sub-section play just before the Herald went to press. With the No. 2 seed, SG/C hosted and whitewashed No. 7 GMLOK 10-0. As the higher seed, SG/C (13-7) also will host the semi-final on Wednesday, May 22 versus No. 6 Dover-Eyota. The Eagles upset No. 3 St. Charles in the first round 2-0.

After winning the first game, it is now double elimination for SG/C with the tournament moving to St. Charles on Friday, May 24 and then on to Austin on May 28.

Three Rivers South 2013

conf. season

SOFTBALL W L W L

Chatfield* 14- 1 17 - 2

FC/Lanesboro 12- 3 13 - 4

Caledonia/SG 11- 4 14 - 7

Rushford-Peterson 9 - 6 10- 9

Southland 2 -12 3 -16

GMLOK 1 -13 3 -17

* champion