Huskies outslug Eagles
The Pillager Huskies got up early in game one of a double dip in New York Mills and held on for a 13-9 victory.
The Huskies scored in every inning but the seventh, five in the first, a single run in the next three innings, before three in the fifth and two in the sixth.
They were helped along by six Eagle errors.
Huskie starter Ally Hunstad kept the Eagles at bay allowing only three runs in the first four innings.
But the Eagle bats warmed up after seeing Hunstad a few innings. Hunstad has a lot of speed and can be a bit wild, at times, keeping hitters looking all over the strike zone.
Autumn Roberts scored two runs from the leadoff spot. Kristin Kane, in the nine spot, also scored twice.
The game was in jeopardy in the fifth inning with the Huskies leading 11-3 with the bases loaded and two away.
Cierra Anderson ripped a shot to shortstop but Megan Cole made a diving stab to end the inning and save the Eagles from facing the 10-run rule in the bottom half.
Cole was playing at short in place of EmaLeigh Roberts, who missed the game due to illness.
Cole came up big in the sixth inning on offense ripping a ground rule double that scored Kane and Roberts to bring the Eagles within four runs, but Hunstad closed the door in the seventh fanning the final two batters for the complete game victory.
Game two results were not available at time of going to press.