Irish softball team comes back to stay alive in playoffs


The Maple Lake Irish softball team started the playoffs in dominating fashion with a 24-4 win over the Litchfield Dragons on Tuesday, May 20.
Two strikeouts helped stop the Dragons in the first inning in the field. Chloe Callahan and Taylor Pilger both hit doubles to make it home among their teammates, bringing in seven runs total. 
A play in the field and two more strikeouts prevented Litchfield from scoring in the second. Morgan Scheiber, Kelsie Kelm and Pilger all got base hits to later make it home, bringing the score to 10-0 at the end of the second. 
Several hits led to three runs to get past the Irish in the third. This didn't hurt them as they came back with 12 runs. Kelm, Jenny Brings, Linsey Rachel and Chloe Callahan all got hits, contributing to the score. 
There were three up; three down in the field in the fourth.  The Irish scored two more runs off walks in the bottom of the fourth. They stopped Litchfield again with only one run getting in to finish with a 24-4 victory.
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