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Anoka's offense keeps rolling with 12-4 win over Blaine. May 1, 2014.
May 6, 2014By Anoka Softball of Anoka Fast Pitch Softball
With the rain finally letting up, Blaine visited Anoka on a cloudy, windy afternoon with temperatures in the upper 40’s. Tornadoes senior pitcher Megan Lindenfelser set the tone for the night striking out the side of the 4-1 Bengals. In the bottom on the first, with two outs and one on, Megan launched a two run shot. Morgan Paaverud followed with a double. Amber Elliott drove in Morgan with a single for a quick 3-0 lead. In the second, Blaine again went down in order. Anoka collected singles by Alyssa Wicks and Makayla Zimmer in the bottom of the second but were unable to score. In the third, Blaine was held scoreless but had their first runner with a one out bunt single. In the bottom of the third, Megan Lindenfelser led off with a double and scored on a Morgan Paaverud single. Monica Sjodin hit a two run homer to make it 6-0. Blaine was retired in order for a third time in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Anoka had a single by Taylor Chell. Blaine finally got on the board in the fifth after back to back singles and walk loaded the bases with no outs. With a slow ground ball to the pitcher, Anoka had the easy force out at home and a great opportunity for a second out at first but instead an error on the play allowed two runs to score followed by one more on a fielder’s choice. With a 6-3 lead, Anoka got back to work on offense sending all nine hitters to the plate with the help of a couple walks and a Blaine error along with singles by Monica Sjodin, Laura King and Dayja Rosario plus a double by Megan Lindenfelser for a 10-3 lead. Blaine mounted a threat in the sixth with back to back singles but a couple more strike outs and a fly out ended the threat. Anoka added two more runs in the bottom on the sixth with a single a walk and another Blaine error that allowed the runners to score. Down 12-3, Blaine led off with a walk and was able to advance the runner on a passed ball and scored on a fly out for a final score of 12-4.
Megan Lindenfelser pitched all seven innings logging 12 strikeouts on the night.