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Beresford Softball Evens Record with Win over Raiders

While celebrating “Youth Softball Night”, the Beresford Watchdogs (9-9) evened their record after a 16-12 win over the Gayville-Volin Raiders on Tuesday, May 16th.  The Watchdogs have now won three straight games.

The Raiders struck first with two runs in the top of the first.  Beresford responded with three for a 3-2 lead.  The Watchdogs added to their lead with four runs in the bottom of the second for a 7-2 lead.  Each team scored one run in the the third inning, and the Watchdogs led 8-3 after three innings of play.

Gayville-Volin cut into the lead with a three-run top of the fourth inning and trailed 8-6.  The Watchdogs put together a big bottom of the fourth scoring seven times to extended the lead to 15-6.  Each scored a run in the fifth to make the score 16-7.  The Raiders added another run in the top of the sixth and then scored four more times in the top of the seventh, but Beresford stopped the rally for the win.

The Watchdogs pounded out 24 hits in the game.  Brenna Dann had four hits, one a double, and three RBIs.  Ivy Keiser had four hits, one a double, and two RBIs.  Keely Merrigan also had four hits, three of them doubles, and an RBI.  Lily Seivert finished with three hits and two RBIs.  Halle Livingston added two doubles and three RBIS.  Harley Koth had two singles and two RBIs.  Reese Olson also had two hits, one a double.  Capri Mullinix had two singles.  Kennedy Merrigan had a single and an RBI.  Dann pitched all seven innings allowing 12 runs, 10 earned, on 18 hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts.


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