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Varsity fastpitch wins season opener

First varsity fastpitch action for B-B-E since 2012

 

Randy Olson

B-B-E's infield gathers with pitcher Cassandra Tensen as they get to work in Upsala's final at-bat.

A return to varsity action after a three-year hiatus was a success for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars fastpitch team.

On Tuesday (April 12) this week, the Jaguars hosted the Upsala Cardinals on the home diamond at the elementary school. Upsala had an early 3-2 lead before the Jaguars jumped ahead with leads of 5-3 and 9-6.

Shown is video from the Upsala game.

In the top of the sixth inning the Cardinals plated three runs to tie it at 9-9. The Jaguars responded by scoring six times in the bottom of the sixth. In the top of the seventh, the Cardinals scored three runs before starting pitcher Cassandra Tensen coaxed a ground ball and a pop fly to end the game.

B-B-E had six fielding errors, while Upsala had four errors. The Jaguars out-hit the Cardinals by an 11-10 margin.

Next for the Jaguars is a home game on Thursday against Holdingford. It will also be the Central Minnesota Conference opener.

Read more on the game and see more action photos in this week's (April 14) issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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