Sub-Section and Conference titles claimed with one victory

Jay Schneider, LifeEnterprise

WEM sophomore Addyson Taylor delivered a pitch in an 11-1 win over Blooming Prairie. She pitched a five inning one-hitter. (Pam Merritt photo)

AUSTIN - It took nine innings, but the WEM softball team was able to earn a pair of championships in a 1-0, nine inning win over Hayfield Saturday, June 5 in Austin in the Section 1A Tournament.

The first title was the Gopher Conference out-right championship. The West Sub-Section Championship game also doubled as the final conference game of the season.

The Sub-Section Championship was the third straight for the Lady Bucs, going way back to 2018 when WEM played in Class AA.

The win over Hayfield was a nail-biter until the final inning when a single, two walks, and a fantastic decision by a WEM senior scored the winning and only run of the game.

Senior Autumn Taylor led off the inning with a single. She moved all the way to third on afantastic sacrifice bunt by senior Ellie Ready. Hayfield walked seniors Brielle Bartelt and Lindsay Condon to load the bases with one out.

Sophomore Emma Woratschka stepped to the plate and hit a...

To see more on this story pick up the June 10, 2021 print edition of the LifeEnterprise.



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