Windom 260 240 5 = 19-21-2 RV 210 211 0 = 7-12-0 Some bad breaks in the first game of a doubleheader was all that kept the Windom Eagle fastpitch team from earning a sweep over Redwood Valley Monday at the Windom Recreation Area.
Windom narrowly missed a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh, then wound up having the potential winning run thrown out at the plate. Redwood then scored four in the top of the eighth to claim a 19-15 win in the first game.
In the nightcap, the Eagles battled back for a 19-7 win, salvaging the split.
Redwood jumped to an early 5-0 lead, but the Eagles rallied with five in the third to tie the game. Megan Theesfeld ripped her third home run of the season. Sutton Dewanz added a two-run single.
Redwood eventually took a 13-6 lead into the bottom of the sixth when Windom scored five runs. Sami Petersen hit an RBI double. Dewanz added an RBI single.
Redwood took a 15-11 lead into the bottom of the seventh when Windom rallied. Vesey hit an RBI single. With the bases loaded, Fast hit a drive that hit six inches from the top of the left-center fence. Instead of a walk-off grand slam, Fast ended up with a two-run single. A single by Hannah Redmond tied the game, but Windom had a runner thrown out at third on the play.
Then, Jasmine Carlson singled up the middle, but Redmond was thrown out at the plate trying to score. That sent the game to extra innings tied 15-15.
In the eighth, Redwood scored four runs while Windom was retired in order.
Theesfeld, Petersen, Dewanz and Vesey each had three hits in the loss. Meghan Vesey took the pitching loss.
In the nightcap, Windom took control of the game with a six-run second inning. Carlson, Petersen and Jamie Symens each had extra-base hits to drive in runs.
Fast added a two-run single in the fifth and Carlson ripped a two-run double in the seventh.
Petersen had four hits and three RBI in the win. Carlson had three hits and four RBI while Vesey had three hits. Hannah Redmond earned the pitching victory.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom: at Luverne, DH, May 11