A long week of softball culminated over Friday and Saturday for South Hardin.
With just one night off because of a rain out, the Tigers played five games in five days, including a two day tournament at Conrad. The miles piled up on the young team as they went 0-3.
The good thing about the BCLUW Invite, was SH had an opportunity to play teams it has never seen before. On Friday, they opened with Central Clinton, DeWitt. The Sabers are 9-5 overall and knocked off the Tigers 10-0 – with just three hits.
SH struggled defensively in that contest, making five errors. They also had problems against both Mya Cavanagh and Kathryn Grau – getting just three hits themselves. Maddie Maifeld went 2-2 at the dish and Emma Spieker went 1-1.
May took the loss with six of the 10 runs, four walks and two strikeouts. Hannah Rewoldt came in for relief and allowed four runs, walked three and struck out two.
After some rest, the Tigers came back and played Sumner-Fredericksburg. That was by far SH’s best game, as they fell 6-2 to the Cougars (11-6). The Tigers two runs came in the second and seventh frames with a run scored by Faith Owens and Maifeld. Meghan VanDePol, Owens and May all had knocks in the contest.
May went the distance, allowing just five hits, walking three and striking out seven.
The final game was against Cedar Falls and it was a 10-0 loss for SH. May gave up nine hits, eight runs (five earned) and walked two. Eighth grader Rylee Nelson came in for relief and allowed just two hits and two runs.
Rewoldt and May had the only hits of the game for the Tigers, both having singles.
The losses brings SH’s record to 1-9 overall.