SG/C, Bratland blanks L-A
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:57 AM
SG/C at Lewiston-Altura
Samantha Bratland, named KTTC-TV Player of the Week, pitched her fourth consecutive shutout on Friday at Lewiston-Altura. PHOTO: JON SPELTZ/SPRING GROVE HERALD
SG/C 420 000 2 - 8 9 1
L-A 000 000 0 - 0 3 0
The Spring Grove/Caledonia softball team blanked the Lewiston-Altura Cardinals 8-0 on Friday, May 2.
Ace hurler Samantha Bratland, recently named KTTC Player of the Week, threw a three-hitter for the visitors. Pitching with characteristic power and accuracy, she struck out 10 while walking none, recording 68 sizzling strikes and only 26 balls.
SG/C led off with a pair of singles followed by two walks and brought all four home before the first inning ended.
A walk to Bratland in the fourth spot brought Marie Doering home; Lauren Rusert got an RBI (run batted in) with a fly ball, and then number six hitter Emily Ranzenberger hit a 2-RBI single.
It was all that SG/C needed to place another "W" in the column, but the visitors added a pair of insurance runs in both the second and seventh, just in case.
The Cards (6-3, 3-3 TRC North) utilized three pitchers but still surrendered 9 hits.
SG/C improved to 6-1 in the TRC South and was set to travel to Southland on May 5 for a doubleheader with the Rebels.
LOB: SG/C 7, LA 5
Stolen bases: SG/C 1, LA 0
WP - Bratland 7 IP, 0R, 3H, 10K, 0W
LP- Burt 2.0 IP, 6R (5ER), 6H, 0K, 2W
Fortsh 4.0IP, 0R, 1H, 0K, 2W
Schilling 1.0 IP, 2R (2ER), 2H, 1K, 0W
Extra-base hits: none
Hits - SG/C: Doering 2-4, 2 runs; Taylor Augedahl 2-4, run; Ranzenberger 1-4, 2 RBI; Anderson 2-4, RBI; Sophia Augedahl 1-3, RBI; Bearbower 1-3, run; (Bratland 2RBI; Rusert RBI)
Hits - L-A: Daley 1-3, McNamer 1-2, Fortsh 1-3