By Jake Schroer
Crow River News Sports
Tia Zachman drove in four runs and recorded four hits, including two home runs as the Knights softball team rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Cambridge-Isanti Blue Jackets.
After the Blue Jackets tallied a pair of runs off of Krista Slavin in the top of the first inning, the Knights responded with three runs in their half of the inning. The Jackets eventually took the lead again by the third inning.
STMA took the lead for good in the sixth inning with a six run barrage which put the Knights up 10-5. Allison Burditt joined Zachman, also driving in four runs as the Knights won the game 10-6.
Head coach Kellie Shumway said the girls played very well.
“We played good defense against a very good hitting team. It was a great team win.”
Taylor Zopfi, Erin Schindler and Shania Kinghorn each had two hits in the STMA offensive explosion.
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Riley Carlson struck out six and gave up only one hit as the Knights beat the Princeton Tigers. Shania Kinghorn went three for three and scored each time she was on base. Brianna Kinghorn got a pair of hits and drove in three runs.
STMA drove in four runs in the third inning, giving the Knights a 5-0 lead at that time. Allison Burditt and Ashley Stecker also drove in runs as the Knights won 6-0. Coach Shumway said that the girls played well overall.
“Not our best game of the season, but we were able to pick up our defense and get our bats going enough to pull out the win,” she said.
STMA’s Monday game was canceled due to the weather. Coach Shumway hoped to get some games in during the week but the temperature had her skeptical.
STMA had games scheduled against St. Francis, Big Lake and North Branch for the week.