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Le Mars Softball Opens 2021 with MRAC Sweep


The Bulldog Softball team opened up the season with a doubleheader sweep of Sioux City North on the road last night. The Bulldogs won the first game 6-3, but they trailed 2-0 through the first three innings. The Stars put up two runs early on pitcher Alivia Milbrodt, but, after that, the senior settled down. Milbrodt went on to only allow 2 hits and 2 runners to reach via errors in the final six innings of the game. Milbrodt finished with seven strikeouts in the circle. The Bulldog offense took a 2-2 tie into the top of the seventh and came away with four runs thanks to a two-RBI double from Libby Leraas and a two-run home run from Alivia Milbrodt.

The Bulldogs then capped off the doubleheader with a 5-2 win over North to finish off the season-opening sweep of the Stars. The Bulldogs and Stars each put a run on the board in the first inning, then each team’s bats went silent for a while. Le Mars and North each recorded one hit in the stretch between the 2nd and 4th innings as Karsyn Hicks for North and Lizzie Koonce for Le Mars got into rhythms. Le Mars broke Hicks’ rhythm in the fifth by putting a run on the board while leaving the bases loaded. In the sixth, the floodgates opened as Le Mars scored three runs with two coming on an RBI double by Maggie Allen.

Le Mars will head to Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln for a doubleheader on Thursday before taking on four non-conference opponents on Friday and Saturday in Sioux City at Briar Cliff University and the SYA softball diamonds in Riverside.

Finals from Tuesday Softball and Baseball

Missouri River Activities Conference:

Bishop Heelan 11 Sioux City West 0
Bishop Heelan 14 Sioux City West 2
Council Bluffs TJ 5 Council Bluffs AL 2
Council Bluffs AL 8 Council Bluffs TJ 4
Sioux City East 19 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 11
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7 Sioux City East 1

War Eagle Conference:

Trinity Christian 4 MMCRU 3
G-T/R-A 12 Harris-Lake Park 2

Western Valley Conference:

Alta Aurelia 16 Woodbury Central 15
Storm Lake 11 OABCIG 7

Missouri River Activities Conference:

Le Mars 17 Sioux City North 0
Sioux City North 6 Le Mars 5
Bishop Heelan 6 Sioux City West 2
Bishop Heelan 3 Sioux City West 2
Council Bluffs AL 13 Council Bluffs TJ 0
Council Bluffs AL 8 Council Bluffs TJ 2
Sioux City East 13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3
Sioux City East 11 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3

War Eagle Conference:

Gehlen Catholic 12 West Sioux 10
MMCRU 7 Trinity Christian 1
George-Little Rock 7 South O’Brien 5
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 2 Sheldon 1

Western Valley Conference:

Woodbury Central 21 Alta-Aurelia 9