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For the first game, the Northome/Kelliher Mustang girls softball team traveled to Baudette April 8. LOW's Ali Hasbargen dominated the game, striking out 15 and tossing a no-hitter for the 10-0 win in 6 innings.

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For the Mustangs, Ann Poxleitner pitched well, yielding five earned runs over 6 innings, while only walking three.

"A few errors in the field didn't help, but we'll put that to the early season jitters." said Mustand head coach Mike Hanson.

On April 12, the Mustangs hosted Laporte, winning 17-7 in 5 innings.

"The bats woke up and everyone hit well," said Hanson.

Leading the way was Poxleitner, who was 4-for-5 with two doubles and a 3-run homer over the center field fence. Senior shortstop Brooke Lindner was 3-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBI. Junior catcher Daytona Knaeble was 2-for-4 with two RBI and sophomore C/DP Megan Halverson was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

"How do have you catchers playing?" Hanson asked. "Softball rules allow for a DP which is similar to the DH rule in baseball, so Halverson and Knaeble switch off at catcher but both bat and junior Brittney Heck plays CF but doesn't bat."

On April 13, the girls traveled to play Northland-Remer but couldn't put together a good performance and dropped the game 9-1.

"Brooke and Ann both pitched fairly well," said Hanson, "but we couldn't string any hits together."

Lindner and Halverson were both 2-for-3 but the rest of the lineup struggled.

"We only struck out five times but every time we hit the ball it seemed to be right at someone. Some days are just like that," said Hanson.

Upcoming games will see the Mustangs at BGMR April 15, then the girls play in the Fosston tournament April 17 and then travel to Indus for a doubleheader April 23.

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