Edgewood-Colesburg’s softball team saw its post-season come to a screeching halt July 12 at Starmont.
The Vikings fell to the Stars in a tight 5-4 battle and end 23-16 for the year.
Things started out just fine. The Vikings scored two second-inning runs and two in the top of the third to lead 4-0. But the Stars came back big in the bottom of that frame, posting all five of their runs for the 5-4 lead. There was nothing the Vikings could do in the rest of the game could erase that slim lead.
Coach Tracy Schrader said, “It was a tough loss and not the way we saw the season ending, but hats off to Starmont. They played well and got their bats going at the right time.”
The Vikings did get six hits in the game, with Kelsey Hansel going 2-for-3 with one RBI. Erica Voss tagged a solo home run for one RBI, Delaney Bergan, MacKenzie Schmitz and Ella Aulwes added hits. Hansel and Schmitz also added an RBI.
“We had great at bats at times, but were not able to keep them going through the entire game,” Schrader said.
Annie Hoffman took the loss in relief of Liz Meisner. Hoffman gave up a hit, walked one and fanned three. Meisner threw the first 3 2/3, allowing all five runs (one earned) on four hits and whiffing two.
“Liz threw a great game up until that inning they scored and I just didn’t make the decision quick enough to switch pitchers,” Schrader said. “I was fully confident in Liz to finish the inning. However, I needed to pull Liz and put Annie Hoffman in who did a great job from there on out. We just weren’t able to get the offense rolling again.”