Two records fall in Kernels' last home gameMitchell’s Krista Huber and Courtney Moore made sure senior night was a memorable one for the Kernels’ softball team.
By: Kevin Pottebaum, The Daily Republic
Mitchell’s Krista Huber and Courtney Moore made sure senior night was a memorable one for the Kernels’ softball team.
The two seniors broke team records as Mitchell swept a high school softball doubleheader against Sioux Falls Lincoln Monday night in Mitchell.
The Kernels won the first game 7-0 behind Huber’s team-record 16-strikeout performance. As an encore, Moore recorded two doubles and broke the team record for hits in a career with 81 as Mitchell won 4-1.
“That was just perfect timing,” head coach Jim Misiaszek said. “It was neat to have them do it on their last home games.”
Moore entered the contests in a tie for the team record in career hits.
“She didn’t even know it,” Misiaszek said. “She just comes to play and I wanted her to get it so bad.”
Ashley Larson, another senior, was a big factor in game one with three hits and two RBIs. Huber was 2-for-4 in the win and Hallie Misiaszek finished 2-for-4 as well.
Hallie Misiaszek was the winning pitcher in the nightcap, striking out 10 and giving up one run on two hits.
“Both pitchers threw very well the entire game,” Jim Misiaszek said. “Hallie gave up a double on the first pitch and then settled in real nicely.”
Senior Emily Sudbeck was 3-for-4, while Abby Sudbeck added two hits.
“Our seniors are a real special group of girls,” Jim Misaiszek said. “They were there for our first state tournament win two years ago and they are a big part of Mitchell softball history.”
The Kernels improved to 14-10 on the season and travel to take on Sioux Falls Roosevelt today for a doubleheader in the team’s final regular season games before the state tournament begins Friday.