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Titan softball season underway

The Tea Area High School softball team opened their season on Thursday, Apr. 4 and suffered a 10-6 loss at Harrisburg. The team bounced back with a big win over Elk Point Jefferson on Friday, Apr. 5, defeating the Huskies 15-7 in the home opener and defeating Tri-Valley on Monday, Apr. 8 on the road, 18-7. 

In the win over EPJ, Emily Froendt drove in four runs on three hits to lead the Titans. Froendt tripled in the sixth inning, scoring two, singled in the first to score one, and hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth, also bringing home a run. 

Abby Boom (pictured at right) hit a double in the game, to help extend the Titan lead to 8-0 in the bottom of the second inning. Sydney Ganschow recorded a double in the bottom of the sixth to help bring a run home as well. Emersyn Erck also had a double in the game. The Titans finished the game with 17 hits. Both Froendt and Erck led with three hits each. Kali Boom, Ganschow, Addisyn Hansen, and A. Boom each had two hits. Shelley Geelan, Skyler Haines, and Ava Opland each recorded one hit. 

On the mound, Froendt earned the win, allowing two hits and zero runs over four and one-third innings. She struck out eight batters and walked one. Morgan Sehr came in relief for Tea Area. 

In the win over Tri-Valley, Hansen collected three hits in four at bats. She hit a home run to left field in the fifth inning, doubled in the fourth, and singled in the seventh. K. Boom had four of five hits at bat. 

Home runs were the theme for the Titans in the match-up. In the second inning Erck hit a home run to drive in three runs and in the third, Haines hit a solo home run to center field. K. Boom also homered hitting it deep to center field in the sixth inning, scoring two runs. 

On the mound, Froendt earned the win, surrendering eight hits and four runs over six innings. She struck out six and walked four. Hansen led things off in the circle for Tea, allowing three hits and three runs over one inning. She recorded one strike out and allowed one walk. 

The Titans amassed 17 hits in the game. 

In the loss to Harrisburg, the Tigers scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a big lead, one that Tea Area couldn’t come back from. K. Boom, Haines, and Ganschow each had two hits in the game for the Titans. Geelan, Froendt, and A. Boom each had one hit. 

On the mound for the Titans was Froendt who pitched all six innings, allowing 14 hits. She recorded one strike-out. 

The Titans were scheduled to host Dakota Valley on Friday in a 4 p.m. match-up. They will be at home again on Monday, Apr. 15 against Yankton. 


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