Wolfpack make it a softball sweep over Royals
WOODBURY — Park's hitters connected up and down the lineup in an 11-5 win over Woodbury in softball Monday at Ojibway Park.
In all, the Wolfpack rapped out 16 hits against Woodbury pitchers Nicole Stickels and Hailey Neubauer.
Senior shortstop Delaney Young had a home run, two singles and two RBIs to lead the Park hitters. Madi Meduna had two doubles, a single and an RBI, Heather Degler had a single, a double and drive in three runs, Saren Croker socked three singles and an RBI and Nayeli Pallais hit three singles and drove in a pair of runs.
In all, the Wolfpack rapped out 16 hits against Woodbury pitchers Nicole Stickels and Jade Boisjoli.
Park jumped out to leads of 1-0 lead after one inning, 4-0 after three and 9-0 after five-and-a-half innings.
But just as they had in the first meeting between the two teams this season, the Royals rallied late. Woodbury pushed across four runs in the bottom of the fifth, knocking Park starter Sam Fohrman out of the game in the process.
Top-of-the-order Kaitlyn Rocco, Grace Beseman and Hailey Neubauer hit three straight singles, Amanda Dickmeyer walked and Stickels singles to put the Royals in business in the fifth.
But Park turned to Bryanna Olson and she took the Wolfpack out of harm's way the rest of the inning, getting the next two batters to fly out. Olson was particularly sharp in the sixth when she struck out three of the five batters she faced.
The win gives the Wolfpack a season sweep of the Royals — both wins coming in the last week. Park holds a 10-6 in the series against Woodbury since 2011.
"The girls played well," said Park head coach Bob Loshek. "Plying Woodbury on a Monday is a battle. It's always fun to play them, to battle with them."
Park improved to 8-0 in the season and 5-0 in the Suburban East Conference. It was the seventh time in eight games that the Wolfpack have scored 10 runs or more.
Woodbury remained winless on the season at 0-5, all games in the conference.