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Rebels notch win No. 2

Post-Bulletin, Austin MN

STEWARTVILLE — The Southland Rebels softball split a pair of games on Friday and took third-place in the Stewartville Tournament.

Southland lost the first game of the day by a 7-2 margin to the host team from Stewartville. Houston beat Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland in the other first round game.

The Rebels girls then won 10-4 over GMLOK to take third-place in the tourney. Chelsey Smith got her first pitching win of the season for the Rebels in the late game.

Offense was the key for the Rebels in their win. The Southland girls scored five runs in the first inning against GMLOK, and then added four more in the next frame. They scored all of their 10 runs in the first three innings.

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Brooke Hanson hit a triple with the bases loaded to ignite the rally in the first inning.

She later scored on an error to highlight the five-run rally. Ashley Holdgrafer then hit a three-run home run in the second inning for the Rebels.

"It was a fun first inning, we haven’t done that all year," Southland coach Greg Schulte said. "We hit the ball well and picked up our second win of the season. This gives us some momentum heading into next week’s sub-section tournament."

Southland (2-15) plays host to Plainview-Elgin-Millville at 5 p.m. on Monday in Rose Creek for a Three Rivers Conference divisional playoff game.

STEWARTVILLE 7, SOUTHLAND 2

Southland 000 010 1 — 2 3 4

Stewartville 050 101 x — 7 8 1

Southland: Hilary Johnson 1-2, walk, RBI; Brooke Hanson 1-3; Chelsey Miller 1-2; Chelsey Smith 0-2, walk, run; Megan Mullenbach 0-2, walk, run. LP: Brandi Schammel 6 IP, 7 R, 4 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 2 K.

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Stewartville: WP: Wendy Lilbeck 7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K.

SOUTHLAND 10, GMLOK 4

Southland 541 000 0 — 10 12 2

GMLOK 101 010 1 — 4 5 2

Southland: Teryn Coffman 3-4, 2B, 2 runs; Smith 3-4, run, RBI; Heather Sheely 1-1, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Hanson 1-3, 3B, run, 4 RBI; Ashley Holdgrafer 1-4, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI. WP: Chelsey Smith 7 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 2 K.

GMLOK: LP: Brittney Foster 3 IP, 10 R, 8 ER, 10 H, 2BB, 2 K.

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