Resorters breeze past Tigers in opener


RACHAEL FLORA of Elkhart Lake scores on a triple and an ensuing throwing error in the second inning as Howards Grove catcher Sarah Gardner awaits the throw in Tuesday’s softball game. – Photo by Mike McGill RACHAEL FLORA of Elkhart Lake scores on a triple and an ensuing throwing error in the second inning as Howards Grove catcher Sarah Gardner awaits the throw in Tuesday’s softball game. – Photo by Mike McGill ELKHART LAKE – The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Resorters shook off a slow start to earn a 14-4 rout over the Howards Grove Tigers in a Big East Conference softball game here Tuesday afternoon.

The match-up was the season opener for the arch-rivals.

Elkhart, which trailed 4-0 after one-half inning, exploded for four runs in the bottom of the second inning and seven in the third to mount a 12-4 cushion. Rachael Flora’s two-run triple was the key blow in the second.

Sonia Schubert hammered a three-run homer over the left-field fence which sparked Elkhart;s outburst in the third.

The Resorters banged out 10 hits, led by Schubert who was 4-for-4 and Flora, 3-for-4 (with two triples). Aryka Klemme added two hits.

Schubert led Elkhart in RBIs with four, followed by Flora and Claire Feldmann with two each. Schubert, her team’s leadoff batter, led in runs with four.

Sarah Gardner paced the Tigers in hits with two. Gardner, Taylor Bubolz and Katy Berg had one RBI each.

The Tigers were plagued by eight errors which led to seven unearned runs by Elkhart.

Holly Zorn notched a completegame victory. She allowed four earned runs on five hits with six walks and four strikeouts in five innings (10-run rule after five).

The losing hurler was Paige Splittgerber who went the distance (4-2/3 innings) – allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits with seven walks and two strikeouts.

“This was a very promising start to the season. Overall, it was a great team victory,” said Resorter head coach Brian Feldmann.

“Holly hit the corners and her riser and change-up worked well. She kept them off balance.

“Offensively, Schubert and Flora hit the ball real well. Our defense was solid. Raechel Grunewald made some great plays at first base,” said coach Feldmann.

“I can say that I am both disappointed and excited about our first game,” said Tiger head coach Tom Heier.

“We started energetic and aggressive hitting in the first inning. We batted well. I was disappointed in our defensive execution.

“They hit extremely well and you just cannot give them more opportunities during the game,” said Heier.

“My youth showed. We have a lot of things to work on, however the beginnings of very good things are easy to see in the making.”

The Tigers have only one senior playing this season.


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