Gael softball rallies for win

ALGONA – The St. Edmond softball team rallied for a 7-4 victory over Algona here Wednesday night.

Amanda Lansman hit two home runs, including one in a five-run fifth for the Gaels (5-1 overall, 3-0 in NCC). Lily Peterson, a state qualifier in tennis, also had a two-run homer in the inning.

Peterson’s longball was the first of her playing career. She will compete beginning today in the Class 1A state tennis tournament as a regional runner-up.

Lansman added a second homer in the seventh, just missing out on a third when the ball reached the fence. Inside the circle, the junior had eight strikeouts and just one earned run allowed.

“We just made some mistakes that Algona took advantage of,” SEHS head coach Paul Hunt said. “Amanda had a great game with the bat. She made some mistakes with her location, but she’ll learn from that.

“This was just a very weird game. A lot of things happened that you just don’t see in a high school softball game.”

Jessica Kuebler had two hits, including a double, for the Gaels. Freshman Page Kinney made a game-saving catch in the fifth inning.

“Kinney’s catch was just incredible,” Hunt said. “I’m really pumped by the way we fought back and overcame some mistakes. We know how important it is to win games like this and stay in the race for the conference title.”

The Gaels return to action Friday, hosting Clarion-Goldfield at Rogers Park.

ALGONA – The St. Edmond softball team rallied for a 7-4 victory over Algona here Wednesday night.

Amanda Lansman hit two home runs, including one in a five-run fifth for the Gaels (5-1 overall, 3-0 in NCC). Lily Peterson, a state qualifier in tennis, also had a two-run homer in the inning.

Peterson’s longball was the first of her playing career. She will compete beginning today in the Class 1A state tennis tournament as a regional runner-up.

Lansman added a second homer in the seventh, just missing out on a third when the ball reached the fence. Inside the circle, the junior had eight strikeouts and just one earned run allowed.

“We just made some mistakes that Algona took advantage of,” SEHS head coach Paul Hunt said. “Amanda had a great game with the bat. She made some mistakes with her location, but she’ll learn from that.

“This was just a very weird game. A lot of things happened that you just don’t see in a high school softball game.”

Jessica Kuebler had two hits, including a double, for the Gaels. Freshman Page Kinney made a game-saving catch in the fifth inning.

“Kinney’s catch was just incredible,” Hunt said. “I’m really pumped by the way we fought back and overcame some mistakes. We know how important it is to win games like this and stay in the race for the conference title.”

The Gaels return to action Friday, hosting Clarion-Goldfield at Rogers Park.