A third-inning explosion led Maple Grove to victory in Division 3 softball on Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Red Dragons scored five runs in the home third inning en route to an 8-3 verdict over Chautauqua Lake.
Mackenzie Ellis helped her own cause with a two-run single while hurling a six-hitter with six strikeouts and a walk for Maple Grove.
Maple Grove third baseman Paige Bentham gets ready to field a grounder during Wednesday’s Division 3 softball game against Chautauqua Lake. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Mark L. Anderson
Jordan Ahlstrom had a two-run triple during a three-run sixth inning for Maple Grove and added another hit for MG. Teammate Morgan Lehman stroked two hits.
Losing pitcher Lauren Cummings accounted for all the CL runs with a three-run home run in the third inning. She gave up nine hits with three strikeouts and a walk.