Kopp crushes ball in opener versus Menomonie

2013-04-05T09:59:00Z 2013-04-05T11:31:41Z Kopp crushes ball in opener versus MenomonieBy Brett Hart brett.hart@lee.net Chippewa Herald
April 05, 2013 9:59 am  • 

Despite the lingering snow, Elk Mound’s softball team was able to begin the 2013 season on Thursday with a red-hot performance at the newly-built West St. Paul Dome in West St. Paul., Minn. Originally scheduled to play a Dunn-St. Croix Conference game with Mondovi on Thursday, field conditions played the ultimate role in allowing the Mounders to take on Menomonie at the neutral site and defeat the Mustangs, 6-4.

The Mounders got off to a fast start, building a 5-0 lead in the first two-and-a-half innings. But the Mustangs charged back, scoring all four of their runs in the third and fourth innings to cut the deficit to 2 runs. Neither team crossed home plate after the fourth inning.

Elk Mound senior Becca Kopp’s bat was a weapon of mass destruction as she hit 4-for-4 with a triple and two doubles. Katie Bergh added a 2-for-3, 2 RBI outing for the Mounders. Winning pitcher Dayna Kotecki struck out four batters, walked three and allowed three earned runs in seven innings. Kotecki also hit 1-for-4 and tacked on an RBI. Maddy Polden hit 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Elk Mound outhit Menomonie, 10-7.

Elk Mound coach (and MHS alum) Kari Kallio said, “It was an awesome experience,” noting the incredible size of the dome and exciting environment as each team brought a handful of dedicated fans.

Menomonie statistics were not available.

Elk Mound 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 – 6

Menomonie 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 4

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    Who - April 05, 2013 12:27 pm
    Way to go Elk Mound, off to a great start, Good Luck with your season.
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