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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Prep softball: Welter homers, Pirates swept by Warriors

  • Pirate senior Carly Welter belted a three-run home run in game one for Crookston's only runs.
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  • The Pirate softball team was swept Tuesday by the Warroad Warriors in Warroad, Minn. by the scores of 13-3 and 16-0.
    "It was exciting to start game one with a home run by Carly Welter in the first inning," Pirate head coach Katie Lariviere said. "She was aggressive up at the plate and played her position as she had a lot of action out in centerfield.
    "Mental weakness showed today as we were unable to keep the momentum," coach Lariviere continued. "Our pitchers need to work the count and finish with pitching strikes. Warroad took advantage of passed balls and being heads up as base runners."
    Pirate senior Carly Welter belted a three-run home run in game one for Crookston's only runs. Junior Danelle Trandem had Crookston's only other hit in game one.
    Freshman Macy Strem started on the rubber, going all four innings and allowing 11 earned runs, 13 total, on seven hits and 10 walks.
    Molly McDonald led Warroad, pitching all five innings and giving up one earned run, three total, on one hit and one walk. She struck out seven and helped herself with a home run and four RBI. Kristin Monkman had a triple and two RBI, while Hannah Christian had two hits, scored two runs and had two RBI.
    In game two, the Warriors used a ten-run third inning to beat the Pirates. Strem recorded Crookston's lone hit.
    Coach Lariviere pointed out that freshman Brooke Cymbaluk
    The Pirates are now 1-5 on the season and will host East Grand Forks Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The Pirates also host Red Lake Falls Friday at 4:30 p.m.
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