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KoMets’ pitching stifles Tigers’ offense

The Albert Lea softball team took on Kasson-Mantorville Monday evening.

After scoring 17 runs in two games last week, the Tigers’ offense was quiet against the KoMets.

After two runs in the first inning, Albert Lea was unable to score the rest of the game to lose 9-2.

“It was a silent night for us,” Tigers coach Casey Kortz said. “We could not connect in any way (tonight).”

The Tigers got on the board thanks to RBI singles by Kathryn Flaherty and Taysha Sternhagen, but failed to generate anything after the initial inning.

Pitcher Megan Johnson did her best to keep the Tigers in the game, but timely hitting from the KoMets combined with errors by the Tigers hindered her effort.

“We made errors and lacked communication,” Kortz said. “We beat ourselves.”

Albert Lea will have to sharpen its edge before Thursday’s home-opener against Mankato West, which has scored 33 runs in five games.

First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.