The Wadena-Deer Creek softball team ran into a perennial power when it hosted New York Mills on April 23 at the Wadena Softball Field. The Wolverines struggled to score in a 14-1 loss in game one, but found the plate in game two, yet dropped a 16-9 decision to the visiting Eagles.
Kyla Ness led the Wolverines in game one. She had a double and a run scored. Madison Carsten added a hit and a run batted in for the lone RBI for the Wolverines. Courtny Warren had a single as well for the Wolverines.
Mackenzie Carsten was tagged with the loss. She allowed 14 runs on 14 hits in five innings of work.
The Eagles used a big second inning to pull away in game two against the Wolverines. They scored eight runs in the second and added four in the third. The Wolverines rallied for four runs in the fourth and a pair of runs in the fifth, before falling 16-9. The Eagles belted out 18 hits in the game, while the Wolverines finished with 13 hits.
Mercedes Schultz finished with three hits and two runs batted in. Ness, Madison Carsten, Laura Krause and Nevada Schulz had two hits each. Warren and Mackenzie Carsten added a hit each as well.
Myja Nemeth took the loss for Wadena-DC in game two. She allowed 12 runs on 15 hits. She struck out one and walked on.