ELY- One big inning was what the Ely Timberwolves softball team needed, and that’s what they got in a 15-10 triumph over the North Woods Grizzlies on Thursday, April 29 in Ely.After Ely pitcher …
ELY- One big inning was what the Ely Timberwolves softball team needed, and that’s what they got in a 15-10 triumph over the North Woods Grizzlies on Thursday, April 29 in Ely.
After Ely pitcher Katrina Seliskar retired the first two Grizzlies batters in the top of the second inning, North Woods went on a tear, hammering four singles and two doubles while scoring five runs to take a 5-1 lead. Ely answered with three runs in the bottom of the second, but still trailed 5-4.
After turning a double play to erase a North Woods scoring threat in the top of the third, it was Ely’s turn to light up the basepaths. The Timberwolves rocked Grizzlies starter Ivy Chauklin for five singles, two doubles, a walk and seven runs to go up 11-5. After both teams scored three runs in the fourth, Ely tallied another in the fifth. The Grizzlies managed to plate two runs in the seventh on a Hannah Cheney RBI triple and a steal of home, but it wasn’t enough.
Seliskar scattered 16 hits, surrendered five earned runs, and struck out four Grizzlies. She also contributed at the plate, going four-for-five with a run scored and three RBIs.
Charly Flom and Sydni Richards also went four-for-five for the day. Flom scored four runs. Richards scored once and added four RBIs.
Pitching three innings each, North Woods hurlers Ivy Chauklin and Evelyn Brodeen gave up a combined 26 hits against ten strikeouts. Skyler Yernatich went three-for-four from the plate. Avery Thiel had two RBIs.