Skid continues for AA softball team
The Adrian Area softball team couldn’t snap what stands as an eight-game losing streak after three outings since Thursday.
The Dragons lost a doubleheader in Mountain Lake Thursday, dropped a one-run home decision to Lakeview Friday and lost a one-run game in Worthington Monday.
AA, 2-8 overall, plays in Heron Lake Thursday.
Worthington 8, AA 7
The Dragons squandered a big lead during Monday’s game in Worthington.
AA sported a 7-2 advantage after three and one-half innings of play, but the Trojans scored six unanswered runs in the next three innings to pull out a one-run victory.
Brooke Grussing hit a two-run home run and led the Dragons at the plate with two hits.
Olivia Weidert, Devin Dreesen, Alicia Lunt, Rebecca Sjogren and Madison Neuenberg added one hit each.
Dreesen took the pitching loss in relief of Jodi Bents.
Lakeview 6, AA 5
The Dragons dropped a game in heartbreaking fashion when they entertained the Lakers Friday in Ellsworth.
AA opened a 5-4 lead after five innings of play, but a late rally by Lakeview settled the issue.
The Dragons led 1-0 before the Lakers put together a four-run rally in the top of the fourth inning to gain a three-run (4-1) advantage.
AA regained the lead (5-4) when Lunt belted a grand slam home run over the left-field fence in the bottom of the fifth, but the Lakers scored twice in the top of the seventh and blanked the Dragons in the bottom half of the frame to win by one.
Bents slapped two hits for the Dragons, while Weidert, Dreesen and Madisyn Dingmann chipped in one hit each.
Dreesen tossed seven innings of five-hit, six-run ball and took the loss.
MLA twin bill
The Dragons slipped to 0-4 in Red Rock Conference play after dropping a doubleheader to MLA in Ellsworth Thursday.
The Wolverines never faced a deficit in the set as they registered consecutive 8-4 wins.
MLA scored three runs in the top half of the first inning and outscored AA 5-4 the rest of the way to prevail in the opener.
AA, which scored two runs in the bottom of the first and plated single runs in the sixth and seventh innings, received two-hit efforts from Dingmann and Brooke Grussing.
Dreesen pitched all seven innings of the opener and yielded eight hits.
MLA scored seven runs in the first three innings to set the stage for victory in the finale.
AA scored single runs in the second and fifth innings before plating a pair of runs in the sixth.
Weidert registered two hits and Grussing doubled for the Dragons.
Dreesen and Bents pitched in the game, with Dreesen taking the loss.