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TCU Titan girls defeat Sibley East, lose to Le Sueur-Henderson in doubleheaders
The Titan girls split a pair of softball doubleheaders last week, defeating the Sibley East Wolverines twice on May 9, but earlier losing both games to the Le Sueur-Henderson Giants May 7.
LSH 8, TCU 3
The Titans were out-hit 15-5, as the Giants scored twice in the third inning and four times in the fourth.
Hannah Montreuil did the pitching for TCU, striking out four hitters
Having hits for the Titans were Coley Selly, Chelsey Walerius, Amber Brokl, Heidi Blaschko and Jenna Bednar. Bednar hit a home run good for two RBIs, and Brokl had a RBI on her double.
LSH 6, TCU 3
The Titans fell behind 4-0 after three innings and failed to close the gap while having nine hits.
Alyshia Angileno went the distance on the mound for TCU, striking out nine Giants, allowing three walks and 10 hits.
“We hit better the second game, and pitcher Alyshia Angileno had one of her better games,” commented Titan coach Carol Lilla.
Coley Selly was 2-for-4, scoring once, and having an RBI; Amber Brokl went 2-for-3, scoring once with an RBI; Sarah Holicky was 2-for-3; Dani Angileno had a hit and RBI, and Nora Miller and Chelsey Walerius each had a hit.
“In both games, the Giants beat us using the small game,” said coach Lilla. “They did a good job slapping and bunting, which at crucial times we did not handle well.”
TCU 11, SE 1
The Titans exploded for 17 hits and 11 runs in the first game of the twin bill at the home of the Wolverines.
Hannah Montreuil pitched a great game, giving up only two hits and an unearned run while striking out six and not issuing a walk. Coach Lilla said, “We played good defense and hit the ball well.”
Leading hitters were Sarah Holicky going 3-for-4, scoring twice with two RBIs; Dani Angileno 2-for-4, two RBIs and scoring twice; Chelsey Walerius 3-for-5, scoring twice, two doubles and one RBI; Coley Selly 2-for-5 with two RBIs and scoring twice; and Montreuil, Heidi Blaschko and Jenna Bednar each going 2-for-4.
TCU 14, SE 12
The Titans held on to win the high scoring second game on the strength of 21 hits.
Alyshia Angileno did the pitching, allowing nine hits and five walks, but also struck out five Wolverines.
“We did not play good defense in the first half of the game, but hit the ball exceptionally well in the second half,” said coach Lilla. “We started the top of the first with three consecutive errors and gave up four runs. We also had two errors and gave up four more in the second. On the offensive side, we left nine runners on base in the first four innings and scored only four runs, but our bats came alive in the fifth and sixth, scoring 10 runs on 12 hits. We took the lead 14-12 in the bottom of the sixth and then shut them down in the top of the seventh.”
Brokl, D. Angileno, A. Angileno and Ehlers each had three hits and 3, 3, 1 and 0 RBIs respectively. Selly, Madie Chadderdon, Holicky and Kristen Jindra each had two hits and 1, 2, 1 and 2 RBIs respectively.