Softball: Thunder sweep Little Falls 2-0 and 2-1

Zimmereman prevailed in a pair of pitchers duels at Little Falls on Tuesday, improving to 9-2 in conference and 12-3 overall.

Ashley Pool pitched the opener, a 2-0 win, striking out 10 and working her way out of a few jams, helped by making some tough defensive plays herself. Ashley Riding was 1-for-3, scoring one run and knocking in the other.

McKenna Butau hurled a 2-1 win in game two, keeping hitters off-balance and off the base paths. Gabby Antolak was 1-for-2, scoring one run and driving home the other. Morgan Feldick, Abby Canton and Maddie Roisum had the only other hits.

Jamie Jenks went 5-for-6 with a double and triple for the Flyers and scored their lone run. Alea Cekalla pitched a two-hitter in losing the first game  2-0.

“We didn’t hit the ball very well  but found ways to score a few runs,” said Thunder coach Emily Zahn. “Luckily, our defense played well and saved us in quite a few situations.  They weren’t pretty wins, but the girls got the job done and took home two more victories.”

Zimmerman will close the regular season at home against Mora on Thursday with a double header starting at 4 pm.  It is also senior night.

The Thunder will host Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Monday at t 4 pm in their playoffs opener.