But, in the end, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls softball team was soundly defeated by the St. Peter Saints, 11-1.
The game came to a halt after six innings due to the 10-run rule.
The visiting Buccaneers got on the scoreboard first.
BEA’s first batter, Evie Leland reached first on a base on balls.
She came around to score on a single from Janessa Jahnke.
The Saints, however, tied the game immediately, when their lead-off batter knocked a home run.
BEA was unable to score in the second or third innings, and the game remained tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the third.
St. Peter came up with a single run in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead.
Both teams went three up and three down in the fourth. BEA only had three batters in the fifth and none reached base.
Then the Saints started hitting the Buc pitching and scored five runs in their half of the fifth and four more in the sixth for the 11-1 win.
Maddie McDonald took the loss, pitching five innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits. She struck out four and walked one.
Abby Nimz pitched one inning and gave up four runs on two hits.
The Bucs managed just two hits, both singles off the bat of Jahnke.
This week the Buccaneers play at Fairmont on Tuesday and host Waseca on Thursday.