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Softball | Bloomington Kennedy 2, Century 0

May 6, 2019

Morgan Erickson pitched a strong game for Rochester Century, but the Panthers couldn’t get their bats going in a 2-0 non-conference softball loss against Bloomington Kennedy at home on Saturday.

Kennedy’s Courtney Kopischke allowed just two hits to the Panthers — one each to Emma Kartheiser and Morgan Bergman — en route to the shutout.

Kennedy scored a run in the top of the fifth on a single to shallow right field, then added another in the seventh off Erickson, a seventh-grader who was sharp throughout her first varsity start. She allowed just four hits and struck out nine batters.

“Morgan did a great job moving the ball around, getting strikeouts with 3-2 counts and keeping them off balance with her changeup,” Century coach Chad Buchmann said. “Being so young, this wes a game she can build on for many years.”

Kopischke kept Century’s batters off balance most of the day.

“It’s not often to see a left-handed pitcher throwing heat like that,” Buchmann said of Kopischke.

Century plays at Stewartville at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Bloomington Kennedy: Pitcher: Courtney Kopischke (WP) 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R.

Century: Emma Kartheiser 1-for-3; Morgan Bergman 1-for-2. Pitchers: Morgan Erickson (LP) 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 9 K.