Otter errors hand Warriors winPublished 10:57am Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Good teams take advantage of whatever the opposition gives them. On Tuesday, the Fergus Falls Otters committed seven errors and the visiting Brainerd Warriors took advantage as it defeated the home team 15-7.
“A phase we always saw is hitting is contagious, but so are errors,” Fergus coach Renee Erickson said. “Brainerd is a good team and they will take advantage of every opportunity you give them.”
The Central Lakes Conference battle looked to showcase the offense early on as the Warriors were able to take a 3-2 lead after the first inning.
The Warriors continue their offensive onslaught with three more runs in the second, but the Fergus bats went silent.
Brainerd was able to gain control of the game in the top of the third as three Otter errors helped to plate six runs on the way to a Warrior win.
Rachael Johnson led the Fergus batters going two for two with and RBI, while teammate Devonie Smith finished the day with two runs scored on a two for five attempt.
Sadie Knudson took the loss for the Otters going four innings, before being relieved by sister Sammie in the fifth. The two combined for five strikeouts and a walk in the game.
“I’ve never coached in a game like this. The wind was blowing so hard that sometimes it was hard to see the fielders,” Erickson added.
Erickson also reiterated that the wind did not play a factor in the Otters miscues, but was solely contributed to mental mistakes.
The Otters will be back in action Wednesday at they host St. Cloud Apollo in a CLC doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.