Lady Lynx blow out Washington in 16-0 nightcap

Jill Meier, Journal editor
Wilma Kirkeby/For theJournal 
BV’s Gabby Schroder gets dirty to snag a ball as she hustles in from centerfield last week against Washington.
Errors and runs were plentiful in the first of two games Thursday at Aspen Park, resulting in a 9-9 tie between the Lady Lynx and the visiting Washington Warriors in girls’ softball action. Brandon Valley took charge in the nightcap, however, disheveling Washington 16-0 in a mere three innings. Both teams committed seven errors in the first game, and Washington had three in the follow-up, while BV played error-free ball in the dominating victory.
“We did a good job of scoring and hitting the ball, but defensively we didn’t execute the way we wanted to, and against any team in the state, if you’re going to make mistakes they’ll capitalize on them,” said Lynx coach Corey Christensen.
BV 9, SFW 9
Heading into the top of the fifth, Washington evened the score at 9-all on a single to drive in the game-tying run. 
The Lynx posted the first lead of the game in the bottom half of the first inning on an Adrian Schoby homer. Schoby connected on the first pitch of her at bat to bring in two runs and make it a 3-1 game.
The Warriors turned in a three-run, second inning before BV answered with a five-run inning of its own. Contributing to the offensive onslaught were Gaby Schroder, Kaija Mork, Kailee Craig and Schoby. The foursome all knocked in run in the bottom half of the second frame.
Washington scored one run in both the third and fourth quarters and generated three runs in the top of the fifth, which the Lynx were unable to answer.
BV recorded eight hits in the tie, with Craig and Schoby both turning in 2-for-3 performances. The Warriors had a dozen hits, with three players – H. Lewis, I. Carda and J. Warner – all going 2-4 at the plate.
SFW        131 13X X – 9 12 7
BV             351 00X X – 9 8 7
SFW – H. Lewis 2-4, dbl., RBI; I Carda 2-4, r runs; J. Warner 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI; K. Winblade 0-1, 2 runs, RBI. BV – Adrian Schoby 2-3, HR, run, 4 RBI; Gaby Schroder 1-4, run, RBI; Kaija Mork 1-3, runs, RBI; Kailee Craig 2-3, 2 RBI; Lauren Gabert 1-3, run. Pitching: SFW – G. Larsen 2 IP, 7 hits, 9 runs, 3 errors, 3 SO, 0 walks. BV – Alika Csordacsics 4.1 IP, 10 hits, 9 runs, 4 errors, 2 SO, 4 walks; Jorden Gabert 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 errors, 0 SO, 0 walks.
BV 16, SFW 0
The Lady Lynx aren’t the sharing kind, at least when it comes to sharing a victory, and that attitude paid big dividends as BV blasted Washington 16-0 in Thursday’s nightcap.
“We did a good job,” Christensen said. “In between games, each kid did a great job of challenging themselves, and we went out and executed better offensively and defensively.”
The Lady Lynx also rallied around the return of Andrea Cain and Hilary Behrens, both who were previously sidelined by injury. 
“Getting Andrea back helps,” Christensen said. “She’s our spark plug and the kids feed off of her.”
Behrens, who typically handles first base, didn’t bat in the nightcap but provided solid defense in the infield.
“I always feel good for the kids that have to overcome injuries and we just have such a great group of kids that play for each other and rally around each other,” the coach said.
BV’s large-scale victory was credited to a variety of sources, including pitcher Jorden Gabert, who didn’t give up a run in her three innings in the circle. Washington managed just three hits off of Gabert, who didn’t allow a single walk.
Mork had a big game with bat in hand. In her 1-for-2 effort at the plate, Mork drove in five runs on a sacrifice fly in the first inning and a triple in the second.
A nine-run third inning is what set BV apart from the Warriors. BV’s bats were credited to Schroder, Mork, Craig, Coral Gonseth, Molly Reinschmidt and Gabert. All five girls knocked in runs in the inning.
In all total, the Lynx tallied nine hits in the Metro Conference win. Reinschmidt and Ella Ray both turned in 2-for-2 games.
Washington’s I. Carda, who also went 2-for-2, singled in the first inning.
R. Spier took the loss in the circle. The Washington hurler allowed six hits and nine runs over two innings.
BV hosts the Mitchell Kernels at 6 p.m. Thursday for a double-header at Aspen Park – also deemed “Senipr Night” – and next Tuesday the team hits the road for two games at Yankton.
BV          169 XXX X – 16 9 0
SFW          000 XXX X – 0 3 3
BV – Kailee Craig 1-2, dbl., run, 2 RBI; Coral Gonseth 1-2, dbl., 2 runs, RBI; Molly Reinschmidt 2-2, dbl., 2 RBI; Kaija Mork 1-2, trpl., 2 runs, 5 RBI; Ella Ray 2-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI. Pitching: BV – Jorden Gabert 3 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 errors, 0 SO, 0 walks. SFW – R. Spier 2 IP, 6 hits, 9 runs, 8 errors, 0 SO, 4 walks; G. Larsen 1 IP, 3 hits, 7 runs, 6 errors, 0 SO, 3 walks. 


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