Softball splits wins with Belle Plaine, Jordan


The TCU softball team split a couple of doubleheaders last week when they took on the Belle Plaine Tigers and Jordan Jaguars. 
TCU 4, Belle-Plaine 8
On Tuesday, April 30, the TCU varsity softball team traveled to Belle Plaine for their second doubleheader of the season. The Titans were down 8-1 in the fifth inning and didn't recover although they put 2 more runs on the board in the sixth and 1 more in the seventh. 
"We struggled for the first four innings not getting a hit or run and then tried to produce a comeback," Head Coach Carol Lilla stated. 
With the help of an error they scored a run in the fifth and then in the sixth Chelsey Walerius got a single and then Dani Angileno hit a home run for two more runs. In the seventh, Jenna Bednar hit a solo home run for the fourth run but they were still four runs short of a tie. Leading hitters were Walerius and D. Angelino 2 for 3 and scoring once, D. Angelino also had 2 RBIs and a home run, Bednar hit 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI, and A. Angelino and Heidi Blaschko each had a hit.
TCU 7, Belle-Plaine 1
In the second game of the doubleheader the Titans rallied and came away with a big win. 
"We hit much better the second game and Hannah Montreuil pitched an excellent game," Lilla said. 
Starting in the first inning, the Titans had 4 hits right off, followed by 1 in the third, 4 in the fourth and 2 in the sixth. Leading hitters were Coley Selly 2 for 4 scoring 3 times with 4 RBIs, D. Angelino was 2 for 3 scoring once with 2 RBIs, and Madie Chadderdon was 2 for 4 scoring once with 1 RBI. 
On Thursday, May 2, the team played a doubleheader at home against Jordan, winning the first and losing the second. 
TCU 3, Jordan 1
In a low scoring game on a cold night, the Titans put up 3 runs in the third inning with a total of 5 hits. The Jaguars also had 5 hits but could only bring in 1 run.
"Montreuil pitched a great game giving up only 1 run and was helped by a great catch by Sarah Holicky in the bottom of the seventh," commented Lilla. "We played good defense and smart ball."
Leading hitters were D. Angelino 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs, Amber Brokl 1 for 3 with 1 RBI and 1 hit each for Alyshia Angileno and Jenna Bednar.
TCU 0, Jordan 8
Although the Titans had 4 hits in the second game, none of them scored. 
"We did not play well in the second game," Lilla noted. "Our bats were silent and we committed both physical and mental errors which contributed to them scoring 8 runs. The weather got very cold and when we got behind, we lost some motivation."
Next Action:
This afternoon the team will travel to Walsh Field/Jaycee Park in Gaylord to take on Sibley East. Game time is 4 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 14, the Titans will travel to Mayer Lutheran High School to play the Crusaders at 4 p.m.

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