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Le Mars Softball Earns Split with No. 13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton

The Le Mars softball team earned a hard-fought split with No. 13 Sergeant Bluff-Luton in MRAC play on Thursday night. The Bulldogs lost game one 10-9 in nine innings but bounced back to win game two 9-6.

Both games showed that when Le Mars needed run production, they were able to get it. The Bulldogs were down 8-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh when Charli Grosenheider hit a grand slam to tie the game and keep the Bulldogs alive. In game two, Le Mars scored a run in nearly every inning with six insurance runs coming in the final two innings. Head Coach Brook Harder says her offense knows what they are looking for at the plate and how to attack it.

Game two got a great pitching performance from Kylie Hofmann. Taking away a five-run seventh that got away from Le Mars, Hofmann held the Warrior offense to just one runs in the first six innings. Coach Harder says she does a great job inducing soft contact that make for easy outs.

That gameplan of pitching to contact shows a strong trust in the Bulldog defense. Coach Harder says that is very important for a pitcher to be successful in any game.

The Bulldogs snapped a four-game losing streak with the win in game two to improve to 8-4 in the MRAC. Now, the Bulldogs push forward to hopefully leave that portion of the schedule behind them. Coach Harder says the Bulldogs need to keep improving the little things to be successful the rest of the year.

The Bulldogs return to MRAC play on Tuesday at Sioux City East to finish the first half of the conference schedule.