(Harlan) A nine run third inning was the big frame for Harlan in their 11-1 softball win over St. Albert Tuesday. The Cyclones improved to 17-10 on the season with the win.
Harlan had three hits, while taking advantage of five walks, one hit batter, and three St. Albert errors in their nine run third inning. The big frame was highlighted by RBI hits from Allison Bruck and Kassie Craig and broke a 2-1 game wide open. The big inning came immediately after St. Albert had cut a 2-0 Harlan lead to a 2-1 game on a solo home run by Chloe Meyer in the top of the third. After Harlan's 9-run third inning the Saintes never swung back as Logan Schaben allowed just three hits and 4 walks while striking out 7 batters in five innings. Schaben improves to 12-2 in the circle this season. Harlan ended up with just five hits offensively in the win with two each coming from Bruck and Craig. Harlan is tied for the Hawkeye Ten Conference lead with games against Red Oak, Shenandoah, and Atlantic remaining on their conference slate.
St. Albert dropped to 2-18 on the year with the loss.