Softball in March? In Minnesota?
The softball season got underway Tuesday, March 31 for both the Sebeka Trojans and Otter Tail Central Bulldogs.
OTC opened up the 2015 campaign with an 11-1 five-inning victory in Battle Lake.
Maddie Stueve (3-3, 2B, 2 RBI) and Emily Marso (2-2, 2B, 2 RBI) led the Bulldogs.
Hanna Ranstad pitched five innings and allowed just an unearned run.
Alexis Rathcke took the loss on the mound for the Sebeka. She pitched 1-2/3 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits and five walks. Emily Huotari came in and pitched 2-1/3 innings giving up six earned runs on three hits, four walks, and two hit batters. Both girls recorded one strikeout.
Offensively, the Trojans were led by Elyse Helland who got on base twice, with one hit, and scored the only run for the Trojans. Liz Jones and Emily Huotari each collected one hit as well.