After jumping out to a 3-0 start to the 2019 softball season, the Isle Huskies lost their first game on April 16 when Rush City came from behind to win, 8-6.
The Huskies rebounded with wins over Upsala on April 22, Braham on April 25, and McGregor on April 26 to bring their overall record to 6-1 heading into the final week of April and the first few days of May.
A big reason for Isle’s good fortune on the diamond so far has been the offense provided by sophomore Isabelle Krawiecki, who has gone 25-30 from the plate through the first seven games of the season for a batting average of an astounding .833.
The 3-0 Isle Huskies softball team welcomed the Rush City Tigers to their field for a Great River Conference game on April 16.
Isle’s starting pitcher Jill Thompson was cruising though the first six innings, scattering five runs on two hits while striking out six batters, and the Huskies held a 6-5 lead heading into the final inning.
With one out in the seventh inning, an error allowed Rush City to get a base-runner and a walk and two doubles later gave the Tigers the lead 8-6.
In the Huskies final at bat, they had two runners on, but could not produce the come-back runs.
The Huskies outhit the Tigers 15-4 with Izzy Krawiecki going 4-5 and Lexie Lancrain, Megan VanBuskirk and Emily Miller each pounding out two hits.
Thompson, despite striking out eight Tiger batters, got the loss. Thompson was also effective at the plate with three RBI.
Rush City 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 8
Isle 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 6
The Isle Huskies girls softball team brought its overall record to 4-1 with a come-from-behind 9-8 road win over the non-conference Upsala Cardinals on April 22.
Isle pounded out 11 hits, including three by Tommi Spengler and three off the bat of Isabelle Krawiecki, who was a torrid 16-21 at the plate through the first five games.
Carly Gallion went the distance on the mound for the Huskies, giving up eight runs on eight hits, walking five and striking out three.
Isle 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 9
Upsala 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 8
The Isle Huskies beat up on the Braham Bombers to the tune of 13-1 on April 25 in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Isabelle Krawiecki continued her outstanding offensive showing, going 4-4 at the plate. Her hitting stats stood at 20-25 through the first six games of the season.
Picking up the win on the mound for the Huskies was Jill Thompson, who gave up just one run on four hits and
struck out eight in her five innings.
Isle 1 2 3 2 5 -- -- 13
Braham 0 0 0 0 1 -- -- 1
The Isle Huskies girls softball team upped its overall record to 6-1 with a convincing 11-1 win over the non-conference McGregor Mercs on April 26.
The Huskies pounded out 18 hits, including a 5-5 showing by Isabelle Krawiecki that brought her batting average for the young season to .833.
Five other Isle players had two hits apiece, including Carly Gallion, Tommi Spengler, Grace Carlson, Rainy Orazem and Lexie Lancrain.
Gallion went the distance on the mound to pick up the victory in six innings, giving up one run on four hits, walking just one and striking out eight.
Isle had just one batter strike out.
McGregor 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Isle 0 5 1 0 5 -- 11