Breckenridge-Wahpeton had some bright spots in their final home doubleheader of the season, but they couldn’t slow down the bats of the Barnesville, Minnesota, Trojans. The visitors blew open the series with a 19-3 rout in five innings and they followed it up with a 13-3 six-inning win to complete the Tuesday, May 14 sweep.
“My ninth and eighth graders are doing a fantastic job,” BW coach Abbi Johnson said. “They came out hitting, they were fielding well, they were talking, so I’m really excited for the future and seeing what’s ahead of us.”
In both of the games, Barnesville had a 10-run inning. The first double-digit rally came in the fifth inning of the opener and the next came in the third inning of the nightcap.
“We stopped talking, we got stuck in our heads and the rest just played itself out,” Johnson said.
The hosts shook off their first loss of the night by jumping out to a 3-0 lead, but then the Trojans’ bats came to life.
“It was fantastic. Those eighth and ninth graders were doing a good job,” Johnson said. “Lauren (Johnson) was connecting in the fourth spot and she’s our power-hitter. Overall I’m proud of them for the first few innings there.”
The Twin Town team hits the road for a 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16 doubleheader against Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.