The Hartford Sparx 18U softball team has gone 4-2 in their six games in June so far and has an overall record of 14-5-1 on the season.
The Sparx played two games at Aspen Park in Brandon on Saturday, June 5th. They defeated SD Midwest Speed by a score of 5-1. They then defeated the Luverne Blaze 12-1. They picked up two more wins on Sunday, June 6th. They defeated the Luverne Blaze Fastpitch team 8-4, and then finished the weekend with another win over SD Midwest Speed 8-0.
On Tuesday, June 8th, the Sparx had a double-header against the Yankton Fury Red team in Yankton.
In the first game, Yankton scored 10 times in the second inning and then held stopped a last inning rally to get a 10-7 win over West Central.
Grace Harden and Jenna Lueth both had three hits and an RBI in the game. McKenna Sichmeller had two hits, including a double. Brooke Opitz had a triple and two RBIs. Caitlyn Maa had a triple and an RBI. Olivia Brown also had a hit and an RBI. Taylor Kunzweiler pitched four innings allowing 10 runs, but only two earned, on eight hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
In the second game, the two teams were tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning. Yankton scored three times, and then added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 5-1 victory.
Lueth had a hit and an RBI. Addy Kramer, Riley Morrison, and Brown all had hits. Harden pitched five innings allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits with one walk and two strikeouts.