Upset bid falls short for Alden-Conger softball in section playoffs
Published 11:15 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Alden-Conger softball team nearly pulled off the upset Tuesday against second-seeded Randolph in the Section 2A playoffs in Randolph, but the Knights couldn’t hold the Rockets off in the late innings.
Randolph needed a walk-off hit to get past Alden-Conger 2-1 in a game where the Knights (3-11) held an early lead.
Alden-Conger took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning after Nikki Schultz drove in a run and the Knights held that lead until the sixth when the Rockets got three consecutive hits to tie the game.
Email newsletter signup
“They played like they should be playing,” said Alden-Conger head coach Gary Nelson. “It was disappointing, but on the other hand it was good to go out that way.”
Schultz finished 2-for-3 with a double while Anna Skov went 2-for-3. Ariel Keller and Kenzie Martin also had base hits.
Randolph 2, Alden-Conger 1
Alden-Conger 000 100 0 — 1 6 2
Randolph 000 001 1 — 2 6 1
WP—C. Hanson 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
LP—Ali Songstad 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K