Spirit Lake Softball Edges ELC
Spirit Lake edged Estherville Lincoln Central 8-7 in softball on Tuesday night. Each team scored a run in the first. Spirit Lake added two runs in the second, a run in the third, and three runs in the fourth to go up 7-1. ELC came storming back, scoring five in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 7-6. The Indians got an insurance run in the sixth and would need it. The Midgets got a solo home run from Lena McCoy in the top of the 7th and would get two more base runners on but fail to bring either across.
Elli Carney was 2-4 for Spirit Lake with a three run home run and crucial RBI single in the sixth inning. Emma Jenness had a solo home run in the second inning. Irish Knutson got the win on the mound. She pitched the first 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits. She struck out five. McCoy was 2-4 with two home runs for ELC. Jadynn Moore was 2-4 with a home run.
Spirit Lake is now 5-1. Estherville Lincoln Central is 4-2.