Brooke Trottier was safe at home plate Monday against Crosby-Ironton.
Kayla Wangen threw a no-hit game Monday, and did well at the plate.
Kayla Wangen pitched a no-hit game Monday against the Crosby-Ironton Rangers as the Patriots went on to win both games of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader.
The Patriots won the opening game 15-0 behind the no-hit pitching of Wangen in five innings. After the Rangers batted in the bottom of the fifth, the game was called because of the 10-run rule.
In the second game, Lindzee Johnson held the Rangers to just two runs and two hits over six innings before the Patriots won 12-2 by the 10-run rule again.
In the first game the Patriots got two in the first, second and third innings and then broke it open with a nine-run fourth when they got six of their 12 hits, including two by Wangen in the big fourth when they sent 15 batters to the plate.
Ashley Zimmerman had a big night for the Patriots as she was 3-for-3 with a single, double and a triple, Wangen was 3-for-4 and Brooke Trottier was 2-for-2, while Megan Hagen also added a run-scoring triple.
In the pitching department, Wangen was in charge from the start and struck out eight, including fanning the side in the first. She walked three Rangers, who were the only runners of the night as the Patriots played errorless ball behind her.
In the second game, Johnson also pitched well, allowing just two singles, walking four and striking out five in her six innings.
The Patriots got three runs in the second on a two-run double by Trottier and an RBI single by Wangen.
The Rangers pulled to within 3-2 with a pair of runs in the third on two walks, the Patriots' only error of the night and a single by K. Sorben.
Johnson then faced just nine batters over the last three innings and was helped out in the fourth when first baseman Wangen caught a line drive and doubled off S. Anderson, who had singled.
The Patriots raised their lead to 7-2 with a four-run third on only one hit, but that was a two-run double by pitcher, Johnson who helped her own cause.
The Patriots used a C-I error and two walks to load the bases, but one run scored on a passed ball before catcher Brooke Serfling celebrated her 17th birthday by cracking a double to drive in two runs to make it 10-2.
Their final two runs came in the bottom of the sixth when Markie Abramo led off with a single and an error at short and two passed balls let those runs in to end the game at 12-2.
Both Serfling and Abramo were each 2-for-3 in the game to lead the Patriots, and Serfling threw out a would-be base stealer at second.
Kaiti Pahl was 2-for-4 and was 3-for-6 for the two games.
"We got some great pitching from both Kayla (Wangen) and Lindzee (Johnson), and we got some big hits when we needed them tonight," said Coach Bret Sergent.
"Because of rainouts we have a wild week as we had to play eight games in five days and they are all conference games," he added, noting the Patriots were to have hosted Park Rapids on Tuesday, go to Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday and to Detroit Lakes on Friday.
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