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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

5/21/24 WIAA Division 4 Softball Regional Semi-Final: #2 McDonell Lady Macks 15, #7 Augusta 0 (4 innings)

In their playoff opener, the Lady Macks (19-2, 12-2 Western Cloverbelt Conference) faced a young but talented team in the Beavers (8-13, 5-8 Large Dairyland Conference), who were riding high after their program's first playoff victory in five years.

McDonell senior pitcher Katie Ruf quickly slammed the door on Augusta's hope of an upset, striking out 7 of the first 9 batters she faced.

The Lady Macks led 9-0 when the game was suspended in the bottom of the fourth because of lightning. After a gap in the stormy weather appeared - and thanks to a lot of hard work from coaches on both sides - the surface at Casper was made playable again and McDonell made the most of it, plating 6 runs in the fourth to end the game by run rule.

Ruf finished with 9 Ks in a four-inning no-hitter, while the McDonell offense was led by freshman shortstop Kelsey Bremness, who went 3 for 3 at the plate with a pair of doubles and 3 RBIs, while her fellow freshman, center fielder Rylie Christenson-Richardson, was 2-2 with a pair of walks and three runs scored, matching the tally of junior left fielder Kendall Hepfler. 

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