Madi Ziebell tries to tag out a Mabel-Canton player Monday at second base. — Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune
Madi Ziebell tries to tag out a Mabel-Canton player Monday at second base. — Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

Cougars defeat Wolverines

Published 8:24am Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Big 2nd inning propels Mabel-Canton past Glenville-Emmons

The Glenville-Emmons softball team hosted Southeast Conference foe Mabel-Canton and fell 17-3 in the season opener Monday.

Bre Lundmark throws a pitch Monday in Glenville during the team's home-opener against Mabel-Canton. — Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune
Bre Lundmark throws a pitch Monday in Glenville during the team’s home-opener against Mabel-Canton. — Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

Mabel-Canton held a two-run advantage in the first inning, and the Cougars padded their lead in the second inning by scoring seven more runs.

The Wolverines’ bats lit up in the fourth inning to drive in three runs. Senior Courtney Williamson of Glenville-Emmons was patient to start the inning and took a base on balls. With two outs, Heather Davies, also a senior, hit an RBI double.

Davies and senior Jamie Williamson rounded the bases to account for the Wolverines’ other runs.

Davies, Jamie and sophomore Madi Ziebell each earned one RBI.

Kristina Mengis was the winning pitcher for Mabel-Canton with five strike-outs and three earned runs. Junior Bre Lundmark led the Wolverines from the pitching circle for all five innings. She struck out three batters and allowed 10 earned runs.

Glenville-Emmons' Sadie Saidla takes a swing during the Wolverine's home-opener against Mabel-Canton. The Wolverines fell 17-3. — Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune
Glenville-Emmons’ Sadie Saidla takes a swing during the Wolverine’s home-opener against Mabel-Canton. The Wolverines fell 17-3. — Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

With six seniors on the roster, Glenville-Emmons’ head coach Lisa Ziebell said she is looking for the upperclassmen to step up from a squad that didn’t lose anyone to graduation last season.

“I’m hoping our senior leadership will pull through, and our young kids are coming up to help too,” she said.

Although the field wasn’t too moist, which caused many other area games to be postponed, coach Ziebell said she’d like to see normal spring temperatures.

“It’s only been our third day outside,” coach Ziebell said. “Hopefully the weather straightens out and we can get out and work on a few things. There’s only so much you can do in the gym.