Get ’em on, get ’em over, and get ’em in.
Russell-Flatwoods didn’t tackle the third part of the old saying until the sixth inning, and by then, it proved too late.
The 11-12-year-old softball All-Stars left 11 on base as they lost to Nebraska (Omaha) after clawing back from an 8-2 deficit.
Early errors and mental mistakes overshadowed a solid pitching performance by Alexis Maynard, as Nebraska plated six runs in the first two innings.
“We should’ve been out of the first inning with no runs scored,” said R-F assistant coach Rod Hieneman. “(Maynard) pitched a great game.”
She held steady, though, and allowed just two more runs as she finished with a total of nine strikeouts and only three walks.
Offensively, Russell-Flatwoods was hitting — they had 10 total base hits — but it simply wasn’t timely until the top of the sixth, when they poured in five runs.
All but two batters in the starting lineup got in the hit column. McKenzie Darnell, Sara Hieneman and Grace Hall had two hits apiece.
Rachel Michael laced a two-run single to center field to trim Nebraska’s lead to 8-7, but a perfect throw from the catcher got Michael at second base after the throw home from center for the final out of the contest.
Nebraska left just four runners on base in the game.
Russell-Flatwoods will complete pool play on Wednesday night at 7, when it takes on Illinois (River Forest).
“We’re going to come out and give 110 percent, just like always,” Hieneman said.
R-FLATWOODS 010 105 — 7 10 3
NEBRASKA 330 20x — 8 5 2
Maynard and Holmes; Stern and Raabe. W—Maynard. L—Stern. 2B—Raabe (N), Hieneman (RF), Maynard (RF).
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Get ’em on, get ’em over, and get ’em in.
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