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Pirates jump on Brandon-Evansville

Dan Johnson's Verndale Pirates clubbed Brandon-Evansville 8-1 Tuesday before losing to Bertha-Hewitt 4-3 in Sub-Section 6A softball action.

The Pirates pushed seven runs across the plate in the first four innings. Jenny Swenson silenced the Brandon-Evansville bats for five frames.

Elizabeth Johnson and Heather Hejhal each scored twice for the Pirates.

Swenson walked one and fanned three in five innings of work. Kirsten Korfe worked the final two frames.

The Chargers were guilty of six errors in the loss.

Sarah VanDenheuvel collected two hits and Moran Kapphahn scored twice as Bertha-Hewitt edged the Pirates.

Christine Moenkedick worked four innings for the Bears while Autumn Aeling pitched the last three. Swenson worked six innings for the Pirates, walking three and fanning four.

Johnson and Brittany Kern both went 2-for-4 in the loss. Kern also drove in two runs. Faith Kern scored twice for Verndale.

Section 6A Tournament

B-E 000 001 0 - 1 4 6

Verndale 213 101 0 - 8 7 0

WP- Jenny Swenson; LP- Carli Randt

Verndale 010 101 0 - 3 7 1

B-H 110 020 x - 4 5 1

WP-Autum Aeling; LP- Jenny Swenson

Menahga 5-2

Verndale 0-4

The Pirates fought back for a Park Region Conference split Friday after Lindsey White and the Braves held them to one hit in Game 1.

White gave up a single to Elizabeth Johnson and issued one walk while fanning seven.

Emily Skoog went 2-for-3 in the win while Katie Miller scored twice.

The Pirates pushed two runs across in the fifth against White to prevail in the nightcap.

Johnson went 2-for-3 and combined with Brittany Kern, Crystal Haskin and Lizzy Yungbauer to drive in runs. Kern scored twice. Teresa Moenkedick went 2-for-2 at the plate and scored once. Johnson and Moenkedick both doubled.

Patty Haataja went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the loss.

Jenny Swenson took the loss in Game 1 but came back to throw a complete game victory in Game 2.

(Game 1)

Verndale 000 000 0 - 0 1 4

Menahga 301 100 x - 5 7 0

WP- Lindsey White; LP- Jenny Swenson

(Game 2)

Menahga 000 010 1 - 2 6 1

Verndale 001 120 x - 4 7 2

WP- Jenny Swenson; LP- Lindsey White