SOFTBALL: Peck pitches, powers Columbus to 13-Three win over Lodi | Softball

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“They have a nice team,” added Schneider. “They had a big home run to finish sixth and then piled up from there, but I was really pleased with the progress we made with just one practice after shellacking (a 21-02- Loss to Poynette) Tuesday through tonight.

“We have a lot of potential – lots of young girls, so a lot to learn.”

Same goes for Columbus.

“We have a lot of softball experience, but we are still a young team and we have to keep the energy level through a seven inning game,” said Rake. “We got off to a hot start and then just sat back and let the game come to us instead of us taking the game.”

However, the Cardinals finally took control again at the end of sixth place.

Peck’s Homer was followed by Adam, Volesky and Gretta Kelm with singles, Carley Meyers and Hayes went for walks, and Kylee Farrington made an outfield pick before Smedema’s two-part single ended it.

The key was patient.

“I’m very happy with our record discipline,” said Rake, whose team only won once in the game, racking up 10 hits and taking 10 walks. “In our first game against Lake Mills, we swung on pitches in front of our eyes. Today the Lodi jug was open and we dismissed her.