Luverne senior Mckenzi snags a ball in center field during Tuesday's tournament  loss to JCC.

Huskies oust LHS softball team

The Luverne Cardinals bowed out of the Section 3AA Softball Tournament Tuesday in Pipestone.

Luverne, the tournament’s sixth seed, met No. 3 Jackson County Central during the event’s opening round.

The game was tight through three and one-half innings, but JCC put together a pair of five-run rallies late in the game to secure an 11-1 victory in six innings.

Luverne ends the campaign with a 6-12 record.

The game started off on a promising note for the Cards as they loaded the bases with one walk and two singles.

Two outs later, Luverne scored the game’s first run on a passed ball.

Unfortunately for the Cards, it would be the last run they would score in 2015.

JCC knotted the score at one with an RBI double in the bottom of the second before using four hits to help plate five runs in the fourth inning to open a 6-1 advantage.

The Huskies settled the issue in in the bottom of the sixth, when they recorded five more runs to end the game by the 10-run rule.

Alexis Hiller and Rylee Olson led the Cardinals at the plate with two hits each.

Katie Kracht, Brianna jonason, Ariel DeBeer and Madi Oye kicked in one hit each.

Olson took the pitching loss after tossing five and two-thirds innings of 11-run, nine-hit, three-walk, one-strikeout ball.

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