Woodbury softball: Royals fall to Mustangs, rival ParkThe Woodbury softball team dropped a pair of Suburban East Conference games last week and fell to 3-10 overall.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury softball team dropped a pair of Suburban East Conference games last week and fell to 3-10 overall.
Last Monday, Woodbury (3-10; 3-10 SEC) battled with one of the conference’s best teams, Mounds View, but eventually fell 2-1 to the Mustangs (11-5; 10-5 SEC).
“We played a very good Mounds View team and outhit them 11-8, but continued to strand runners in scoring position,” Woodbury head coach Bob Samson said. “Ali Jacobsen pitched a great game and the defense played great too. Like the Twins we just don’t score.”
Jacobsen threw six innings, giving up six hits and two earned runs while striking out nine and walking one. At the plate, Woodbury senior infielder Sam Kosel was 1-for-3 in the game with the Royals’ lone RBI. Also, fellow senior Josie Ryan was 2-for-4 with a run scored and junior Brooke Pantila was 2-for-2 with a single and a double.
Following the loss to Mounds View, the Royals were then done in by rival Park for a second time this season last Wednesday. The Wolfpack (6-11; 5-10 SEC) topped the Royals 12-1.
The game was tied 1-1 in the fifth inning before the wheels fell off.
“Walks, errors and wild pitches and all of a sudden it’s 12-1,” Samson said. “The game turned into a total train wreck.”
Kosel and Ryan were each 1-for-3 in the game.
On the year, Kosel and Ryan lead the team in batting with matching .378 averages. Pantila leads the team in home runs with three and RBI with 11, while batting .350, which is third-best on the Royals. Kosel is second in RBI with seven and Ryan is tops in runs scored eight. Senior infielder Emily Beedle is fourth on the team in batting with a .304 average.
Woodbury took on Stillwater on Monday, after the Bulletin went to press.
Next, the Royals travel to White Bear Lake to take on the Bears on Wednesday.