By Vanessa McNamara - Barrett, MN
The West Central Area Knights softball team pulled out a 5-4 win Monday night against Ortonville.
“This was a big win for us as we lost to them the last time we played them,” said Head Coach Vanessa McNamara. Brianna Kreft threw all 7 innings, giving up five hits, striking out three and walking none. “It was great to see our defense working hard behind her,” said McNamara. “We had only two errors in the field which cost us a homerun with runners on. While it was costly, it was nice to see extremely tight defense against Ortonville's great hits.”
In the box, WCA was led by Senior Morgan Sanstead who went 3-for-3 with two triples and a single. Ellie Herman was 2-for-3 with a single and a double.
“Ellie's double came at a huge time in the game as she batted in a run to pull ahead in the 6th inning,” added McNamara. “Overall, this was a team win. Our outfield made some incredible catches, our infield played incredibly solid defense and our pitching and catching went well. It took us a bit to get our bats going, but once we did, we played a solid ball game. It felt great to see the kids play well, even in the rain!”