Storm edged by Shell Lake, lose to TL/C

Ellyn Linquist is focused before she steps into the batters box at a Siren/Webster Storm game earlier this year at Grantsburg. Sentinel Photo.

SIREN— The Shell Lake Lakers scored four scattered runs and it was barely enough to defeat the Siren/Webster storm 4-3 on Monday night.

“It was a great game,” exclaimed Coach Tina Karsten. “Obviously, I wish we could have come out on top, but it was nice to see the girls be able to play a complete game. Aliyah Daniels had some great catches in center, it was nice to see her open up into the position that we knew was right for her.”

“Maddie Nichols threw a full game and came back out strong in the seventh to finish it off. We had a couple three up/three down defensive innings, which was exciting for the girls. I love how we are playing together as a team and things are coming together at the end of the season. “

The Storm put two on base in the first inning but were not able to capitalize on that.

It was in the third inning when S/W got three in. Makena Buffington walked. With one out, Liz Carroll doubled in the first score. Alayna Johnson then walked. Sidney Simon doubled in Carroll and Johnson.

The Storm were up 3-2 at that point.

Shell Lake knotted it at three in the third on a double and an error.

S/W had two on in the fifth on another double by Carroll and a walk by Johnson, but couldn't get them home.

Turtle Lake/Clayton 23, Storm 1

The Storm hosted Turtle Lake/Clayton last Thursday and came out on the short end of a 23-1 score.

“It was a much better game than the score reflects,” shared Coach Karsten.

“At the bottom of the fourth inning, we had held them to a score of 1-3. In the top of the fifth, they scored six more runs and then in the sixth, I moved some people around, made some substitutions and tried out a couple things since this counted as a non-conference game.”

“I was pleased with the first part of the game. It showed the girls what we believe they are capable of. It was exciting to be able to hold such a good team to that score. I thought (Makena) Buffington threw well and was happy that we were able to get (Emma) Zmuda some time on the mound.”