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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


Life on the edge wound up biting the Mt. Lake Area fastpitch team Monday afternoon in Truman.

The Wolverines were able to wiggle out of jams in several innings, stranding nine Madelia-Truman runners on base.

Meanwhile, the Wolverines were able to mount a handful of potential scoring threats themselves.

But while the Wolverines weren’t able to push any runs across home plate, the Jayhawks capitalized on a pair of timely hits. That was enough to give Madelia-Truman a 2-0 win, sending the Wolverines to their second straight shutout loss to start the season.

“For a young team, I’ve been very happy with how we’ve played so far, defensively,” MLA Coach Brian Hopwood said. “Our pitcher has been around the strike zone and has made our opponents put it in play, and we’ve done a nice job making plays behind her. But so far, we’ve had a tough time coming up with hits. We need to have more quality at-bats.

“We know that if we continue to get good pitching and defense, we’re going to be in a lot of low-scoring games. Now, we need to keep working at the plate to string some hits together.”

The Jayhawks mounted the first scoring threat of the game, putting runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the second. But Wolverine pitcher Signey Stoesz struck out the final two hitters to retire the side.

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