Lady Jays win two, lose two in weekend softball
Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down in fast-pitch softball.
The Minnesota West Lady Jays softball team won a pair of games in road games on Friday, then lost twice on Saturday.
The Jays defeated Itasca 8-5 on Friday and followed that up with a 13-4 win over Mesabi Range in six innings. Julia Schmoker won both games in the pitcher's circle. She allowed seven hits and three earned runs, with three strikeouts, against Itasca. She allowed seven hits and two earned runs against Mesabi, striking out seven. Emily Wilke and Shelby Christensen enjoyed good games at the plate against Itasca in a game where the Lady Jays put good pressure on their opponents on the basepaths. West had 12 hits against Mesabi.
On Saturday, Anoka-Ramsey beat West 12-1 in five innings and St. Cloud beat the Jays 10-4. Steph Kazemba homered and had a double for Minnesota West against Anoka-Ramsey, and teammate Grace Suttle also hit the ball well.