Tiffany Kirk had two hits and drove in three in Team Black’s win over Team White Saturday.
Photo by Emily Wald
The Yellowjacket softball team returned to diamond Saturday morning, just 38 hours removed from the first game of their super series. Team White took the series opener over Black, 14-4. In game two, Team Black grabbed a 2-0 lead early in the first inning and never looked back, winning 12-2.
Tayler Kraemer (Spring Green, Wis./Wisconsin Heights) started in the circle for Team Black and pitched six innings, allowing one earned on zero hits. She struck out five before Malania Madill (Canyon, Minn./ South Ridge) took over. Madill pitched the last four innings, allowing one earned run on three hits and striking out two.
Marley Burd (Glendale, Ariz./Centennial) allowed four earned runs on four hits in her two innings pitched. She struck out five. Josie Steen (Cloquet, Minn./Cloquet Senior) relieved Burd in the third inning and pitched the rest of the way, allowing six earned runs on eight hits, striking out six.
Black and White both looked better on defense than in their first game, making clean, accurate throws all game long.
The top of the order came to play for Team Black. Tiffany Kirk (McHenry, Ill./McHenry East) and Bryton Kukowski (Duluth, Minn./Hermantown) both went 2-for-6 with a combined three-runs scored and six RBI’s. Kraemer went 3-for-8, scoring six runs. Team Black had twelve hits total.
The ‘Jackets return to action with their third exhibition game next Thursday, Oct. 15. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.