Coming off a doubleheader win earlier in the week, the Crookston Pirates softball team looked to continue its success Thursday on the road.
However six errors throughout the matchup turned out to be too much to come back from as the Pirates ultimately fell 14-4 in six innings to the Red Lake County Central Mustangs in Oklee.
The Pirates tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the second inning before Red Lake County Central broke away with five runs in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth and four in the sixth to take the 10-run win.
Crookston senior pitcher Kaitlyn Thingelstad threw three innings and gave up six runs (three earned) on three hits, three walks and four strikeouts.
Pirate senior Tiffany Hanson pitched 2.2 innings and gave up eight runs (four earned) on five hits, three walks and one strikeout.
Crookston senior catcher Amanda Trandem went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and one RBI. Hanson went 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Red Lake Country Central freshman Calyssa Eskeli pitched six innings and gave up four runs (two earned) on eight hits, one walk and one strikeout.
Mustang senior Megan Berberich went 2-for-3 offensively with two runs scored and three RBIs. Red Lake County Central junior Billie Gryskiewicz went 2-for-4 with three runs scored.
Crookston falls to 5-13 on the season with Thursday’s loss.
The Pirates return to action at 4 p.m. today (Friday) for their final regular season game against the East Grand Forks Green Wave at the Multi-Events Complex in Thief River Falls.
The Section 8AA Play-In game for playoffs will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at a time and against an opponent to be determined.