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Mitchell softball falls twice to Brookings

Bobcats' bats too much for Kernels

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Mitchell pitcher Macey Linke delivers a pitch against Brookings on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Cadwell Sports Complex. (Landon Dierks / Republic)

The Mitchell Kernels softball team was defeated by Brookings in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the Cadwell Sports Complex. Brookings took the first game 12-4 and the second game 13-1.

In Game 1, Mitchell scored three runs in the first inning, but the Kernels were unable to keep pace with the Bobcats. Brookings scored three or more runs in the first, second and fourth innings, aided by eight errors by the Kernel defense across five innings of play.

For the Kernels, Kate Nash went 2-for-3 in the batter's box, recording a double, a triple and two RBIs. Macey Linke added two singles while Kelsey Amick and Madelynn Steiner contributed one hit apiece. Keirstyn Krcil pitched all five innings for the Kernels, she walked three batters, allowed 11 hits and recorded one strikeout on 101 pitches.

Game 2 ended after just 2 2/3 innings of play after Brookings erupted for nine runs in the third frame.

Krcil tied the game at 1-1 on a bases-loaded single with two outs in the top of the second inning, but the Mitchell offense was unable to tack on any additional runs, stranding a total of five baserunners. Nash and Steiner each added a hit for the Kernels. Linke pitched Game 2, surrendering nine hits and five walks on 77 pitches.

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Mitchell (0-8) plays at Brandon Valley in a doubleheader on Monday, Aug. 30 at Aspen Park.

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