Softball | Hayfield 6, Lourdes 3

HAYFIELD — In an early-season battle of Hiawatha Valley League softball powers, a quick start helped the Hayfield Vikings top Rochester Lourdes 6-3 on Monday at Hayfield.

The Vikings (1-2 overall) scored all six of their runs in the first three innings, building a 6-0 lead after three.

Lourdes (2-1) scored three times in the top of the sixth, but couldn't generate any more offense.

Carrie Rutledge led Hayfield — the three-time defending Section 1A champion — was led by senior Carrie Rutledge, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Jaelynn Therring also homered for the Vikings, and Caitlyn Hendrickson pitched a complete game, allowing three runs on seven hits.

Lourdes was led by Ashley Krom (2-for-4) and Clara Radloff (double, two RBIs).


Hayfield 6, Lourdes 3



Lourdes: Ashley Krom 2-for-4, 1 R; Clara Radloff 1-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI; Katie Orr 2-for-4, 1 R.  Pitchers: Abbey Gapinski 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K; A Taylor 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. 

Hayfield: Carrie Rutledge 3-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R; Olivia Matti 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R; Jaelynn Therring 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R. Pitchers: Caitlyn Hendrickson 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K. 

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