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Anoka errors lead to Andover victory. April 22, 2014
May 3, 2014By Anoka Softball of Anoka Fast Pitch Softball
It was a beautiful evening for softball with a light breeze out of the north and a temperature around 60 degrees. The first at bat of the night for Andover was a pop up that Anoka couldn’t handle. That seemed to set the tone for the night. Andover was able to turn the error into a one run advantage. Anoka loaded the bases after a two out single by Taylor Chell followed by back to back walks of Megan Lindenfelser and Morgan Paaverud. However Anoka was not able to capitalize on the opportunity. In the top of the second, Andover again took advantage of an Anoka miscue to score a second run. Anoka responded with a leadoff home run by Monica Sjodin to cut the lead to one. Some confusion by Anoka’s defense gave Andover an extra out to work with in the 3rd, leading to two more Andover runs. Again Anoka cut the lead down to one after a leadoff double by Taylor Chell, a two out single by Amber Elliot and a single by LeAnna Nevin. Anoka gave up one more run in the 4th on a one out walk and a single. Anoka tied the score with a single by Dayja Rosario followed by a doubles from Taylor Chell and Morgan Paaverud. Andover regained the lead in the fifth on a passed ball third strike that allowed the runner on third to score. Anoka was held hitless the bottom half of the inning. Andover picked up some key hits in the sixth to add two more runs extending their lead to 8-5. Once again Anoka battled back with singles by Alyssa Wicks, Amber Elliot and Monica Sjodin, closing the gap to 8-7. In the top of the seventh Anoka’s defense settled down to retire the side. Needing just one run to tie the game, Anoka collected a couple walks. With one out and runners on second and third, Taylor Chell hit a laser shot to the center fielder who fired the ball into second base catching the Anoka runner off base for the game winning double play.
Amber Elliot pitched the first 3 innings with Megan Lindenfelser finishing out the final 4.