Swedes split games with Minden, Lex
An attitude adjustment is what Swede coach Roger Neujahr said was needed after splitting games in a triangular at Minden on Sept. 18.
Gothenburg easily handled Minden in the opener, 13-0, but the tables were turned in the nightcap with the Swedes being shut out by Lexington, 8-0.
The team has been feeling sorry for itself, having lost three starters to injuries over the last several weeks, Neujahr said.
“We, as a coaching staff, have tried to look for the right answers,” the coach said. “I think we moved ahead a little bit (at Ogallala Thursday) in getting that blood flowing again.”
3rd inning buries Whippets
Gothenburg tallied 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 13-0 victory over Minden.
The Swedes loaded the bases with one out in the first inning but came away with just one run while stranding three. An error produced one base runner for Gothenburg in the second and little else.
Sending 16 players to the plate in the third inning, the Swedes exploded for 10 runs. Katlin Harm and Emily Franzen each slapped a two-run single.
Becca Riley hit a two-run double for Gothenburg in the fourth inning to make it 13-0. She went 3-for-3 for the game with a pair of doubles.
Gothenburg was missing in action in an 8-0 thrashing by Lexington.
The Swedes managed just one hit, a single by Shay Wear in the fourth inning. One other player reached base on a walk.
The Minutemaids were active at the plate with 12 hits—five for doubles.
Lexington scored single runs in the first and third innings and then had three runners cross the plate in both the fourth and fifth frames.