By Jake Schroer
Crow River News Sports
The Lady Knights played six games in four days, winning four of those games. Wins came against Princeton, St. Francis, Rocori and Superior. Monticello and Anoka dealt STMA a pair of losses.
Riley Carlson pitched a shutout as the Knights defeated Princeton 3-0 on Tuesday.
STMA’s offense did enough to get the win as Molly Wilde smacked a first-inning home run and Allison Ross added an RBI double later in the game.
“We’ve got seven more games in seven days, so we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do this week,” manager Kellie Shumway said.
STMA held an early lead, but a Maren Hamann home run and RBI hit by Zoee Miller were not enough in a 4-2 loss to Monticello on Thursday.
Leading 1-0 after five innings, the Knights gave up two runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
Hamann had two of STMA’s five hits to lead the way offensively.
Riley Carlson took the loss, pitching all seven innings.
Brooke Burditt pitched eight innings and the Knights won 4-3 over St. Francis.
STMA struck first, scoring a pair of runs in the third inning. That lead held until the sixth inning, when the Saints took a 3-2 lead.
Facing a loss in the bottom of the seventh, the Knights rallied for a run and scored one more in the bottom of the eighth to win.
Burditt took the win, striking out five batters.
The Knights won two of three games in a Saturday tournament, beating Rocori 4-3 and Superior 4-2 before losing 8-0 to Anoka.
STMA defeated Rocori by a score of 4-3. Katie Bierstedt hit a two-run homer for the Knights, and pitcher Brooke Burditt drove in the other two runs.
Burditt struck out 11 batters in the win.
Allison Ross and Elle Potts each drove in a pair of runs for the Knights in a 4-2 win over Superior.
STMA scored twice to lead off the first and added two more runs in the third.
Superior scored twice in the sixth, but could only muster those two runs.
Brooke Burditt struggled as the Knights lost 8-0 to Anoka to finish the tournament.
Lexy Fuerstenberg and Riley Carlson each managed two hits, but hits did not turn into runs for the Knights. Burditt went just 1 1/3 innings giving up five runs in the process.
The Lady Knights played Wayzata Monday and Rogers Tuesday. They play again May 16 against Big Lake. STMA is now 10-5 on the season.