Chatfield won this 1AA Subsection Game over Cotter 3-1, and will play Rochester Lourdes in Austin on Tuesday afternoon.

Lexi Chase had another big pitching afternoon, starting by striking out two in the first. In the bottom half, Belle Berg led off with a walk. Tow batters later, Carlie Berge sacrificed Belle to second. Belle Berg took a turn around second, and a throw came to third. Off line. Berg was safe at third, then got right up to touch home for the 1-0 Chatfield lead.

Chase had no trouble the next couple innings. Including the first inning, Chase struck out 7 straight Cotter batters, before her perfect game bid was ended with Gabby Bowlin’s base hit to lead off the 4th. Bowlin was thrown out at second attempting to steal, so the minimum was faced again through four.

The Rambler got a leadoff baserunner with a Britney Meier walk to start the 5th. Meier stole second base, then put it on the defense to get her out at third. A low throw allowed her to come in and tie it up 1-1.

The tie was broken in the 5th. Britney Fretland got an infield single, and McKenna Daniels got a bunt hit as well. When a ball was down, the runners were on second and third. Haley Goetzinger grounded to short with one out. A double clutch to stop Fretland from waltzing down the third base line, and the throw was high, allowing the run to score. The home Gophers lead 2-1 after 5.

Lexi Chase led off the 6th with a triple to right. Carlie Berge provided the base hit to score her, and made the score 3-1. Chase two baserunners in the 7th, but struck out the side around it. Altogether, 17 K’s in the game by Lexi Chase.

We’ll have high school baseball on the airwaves on Saturday and Monday, and you better believe we’ll have softball on Tuesday!