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Twelve Co-Ed games played last week


Pierre Bibbs

Kyle Boos prepares to hit what would be a fence clearing home run during a softball game.

The softball fields in Trafton Park saw plenty of action on Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, as teams in the Malta Parks and Recreation Co-Ed Softball Leagues played 12 games.

On Monday, July 22, 99 Problems but a Pitch Ain't One (99 Problems) defeated The Grounders 9-3. Independence Bank narrowly defeated Make Softball Great Again (MSGA) 9-8. Oh My Quad defeated The Grounders 9-5. 99 Problems defeated Rusty Bullets 16-4. Heavy Hitters defeated the Northern Crusty Sox 16-12 in the highest scoring game of the week, and Oh My Quad defeated The Free Agents 12-2.

Tuesday proved to be a day of redemption for the Free Agents, The Grounders and Make Softball Great Again, as the squads bounced back to get wins. The Heavy Hitters beat Independence Bank 8-6. MSGA defeated Rusty Bullets 10-5.Oh My Quad beat Northern Crusty Sox 9-4. The Grounders defeated Northern Crusty Sox 16-4. The Free Agents defeated 99 Problems 9-7.

After The Free Agent's win over 99 Problems, the PCN caught up with Markelle Lett, a former M-ette State Champion basketball player, who currently lives in Havre as a student at Montana State University Northern, and Keira Simonson, who was a standout in college rodeo at the University of Montana and basketball player at Whitewater High School.

"We kept our eyes on the ball and they didn't have very good pitches," Simonson said taking a jab at her opponent's name.

After a few more puns at the expense of their defeated foe, Lett praised her team's defensive showing.

"Our infield and outfield did pretty good today," Lett said. "We actually got to hit some balls. Yesterday we didn't hit very well but today it was way better for us."

The Grounders, sponsored by Malta Electrical Contractors, rode the momentum of an eight run third inning in their win over The Crusty Sox. Captain Taylor Matthews, a former state champion basketball player with the Mustangs explained the teams approach, as they attempted to bounceback from a rough Monday.

"We just started swinging the bat and whatever happens, happens," Matthews said. "We just couldn't hit (yesterday) and the other teams we played were really good."

Matthews explained what the team had to do to get the win.

"We need to keep our bats going and being able get three outs," Matthews said. "If we are able to keep doing that then we can win it."


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