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Wolverines lack spark, suffer shutout loss to Woodbury Central

PAULLINA — Lack of an offense, defensive errors, and team spark were the three strikes that cost the host Wolverines of South O’Brien against non-conference opponent Woodbury Central.

South O’Brien’s 5-0 loss to the Wildcats was their third shutout defeat of the regular season. The loss to Woodbury Central was the third consecutive in the series going back to July 2014.

Woodbury Central outhit the Wolverines 7-4. The No. 4 through No. 6 batters in the Wolverines were 0-for-7 in at bats in the game against winning pitcher Sophie Fedderson. The sophomore faced 23 batters, finishing with 2 base on balls and eight strikeouts.

Tawni Wulf, Jinger Nieuwenhuis, Reese Farquhar and Ashlynn Gunnerson had the four Wolverines hits. Overall, the team finished 4-for-22 in at bats.

Brookyn Edwards suffered the loss seeing her record stand at 8-10 in 19 starts and 21 appearances. Edwards faced 28 batters over seven innings, walking five, and striking out three Woodbury Central batters. Four of the five Wildcats runs were earned.

Lexi Gilbert blasted a solo home run for the Woodbury Central offense. Kenzie Cross finished with two RBI and Kendra Mitchell had an RBI

South O’Brien (10-12) will host Class 1A Region 1 first round game today against Harris-Lake Park (4-15) at Swanson Sports Complex. Newell-Fonda will host the winner in the second round on Wednesday.

Teams Score By Innings | R-H-E
WOODBURY CENTRAL 2-0-0-0-0-1-2 | 5-7-0
SOUTH O’BRIEN 0-0-0-0-0-0-0 | 0-4-3
Woodbury Central WP: Sophie Fedderson (7 IP), 23 BF, 2 BB, 8 K; South O’Brien LP: Brooklyn Edwards (7.0 IP), 28 BF, 5 BB, 3 K.
South O’Brien Offensively: Tawni Wulf (1-3); Jinger Nieuwenhuis (1-2); Reese Farquhar (1-2); Ashlynn Gunnerson (1-2).
South O’Brien Batting vs. Woodbury Central: 4-for-22 .182 AVG.
South O’Brien Overall Record: 10-12; Woodbury Central Overall Record: 20-9.

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