Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Mistake-prone Swedes fall to Wildcats, 6-4

Too many mistakes and missed opportunities dealt the Gothenburg softball team its eighth loss of the season.

Still, it took St. Paul eight innings to upend the Swedes, 6-4.

“We just were flat,” Swede coach Roger Neujahr said. “Yet we were only one hit away from winning the game.”

Five errors—all coming in the first four innings—helped give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. Gothenburg rallied to tie the score after six.

St. Paul pushed three runs across in the eighth and the Swedes managed just one.

A hit, an error and a two-run single gave the Wildcats an early lead in the top of the first. Another error, a single and a sacrifice bunt combined for another run in the second.

Shelby Eggleston slapped a run-scoring double to the right-center fence in the third inning for Gothenburg.

The Swedes left runners at second and third base in both the fourth and fifth innings. They finally tied it up with some Wildcat help in the sixth inning.

Hanna Wolf was hit by a pitch to start the rally. She went to second on a walk to Brittyn Munster and then both advanced on a wild pitch and stolen base, respectively.

The two came home when

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