Nersten Gets Wish As Lady Comets Heat-up to 20 Run Victory
Coach Craig Nersten noted hot hitting from a few girls following a tough loss to Barnsevill this week. Calling on Senior Laura Tungseth and Junior Megan Aasness, Nersten hoped the rest of the team would follow hot hitting from the two leaders. His mid-season wish came true.
Ortonville didn't have a chance in the game following two huge innings from the Comets after Nersten set his team on fire. With 13 hits, and 12 free trips on the game, the Comets turned over a new leaf. Only striking out 3 times, the Comets stood tall at the plate. Senior Abby Taylor blasted her 3rd home run of the season, providing 3 runs following her day at the plate. Megan Aasness continued her hot-streak, going 3-4 at the plate, enabling her to score 2 runs while adding 2 stolen bases to her stat line. Outfielder Kari Simonsen answered Coach Nersten's call as well with 4 RBIs following her 2 hit afternoon, and third baseman Lydia Tostenson caught fire with a pair of hits that drove in 3 runs.
"I was very pleased that our outfielders played a solid and aggressiv game," noted Head Coach Craig Nersten with a grin. "We played a very disciplined game today, both in the field and at the plate. It's encouraging to see that our girls are starting to put their minds together with their physical gifts."
The Comets played to the 5th inning on Laura Tungseth's 6 strikeout day from the mound. Following the 15-run rule, the Comets set their sights to Breckenridge on Thursday, with a home game Friday before the weekend, hoping to enter Saturday at .500 with their sights on playoffs.