2-A state softball: Highland handles Saint Ansgar in quarterfinals

2-A state softball: Highland handles Saint Ansgar in quarterfinals

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2-A state softball: Highland handles Saint Ansgar in quarterfinals

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Katie Springer threw a three-hit shutout to lift top-ranked Highland (32-1) to a 5-0 win over Saint Ansgar (19-9) in a Class 2-A quarterfinal Tuesday at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.

Springer retired the final 14 batters she faced as she improved her season record to 28-1 with her 13th shutout of the season.

The junior struck out five and didn’t walk a batter as Highland ran its winning streak to 25 games.

Highland gave Springer all the offense she would need with a three-run third inning.

Bailey Walsh had an RBI single in the three-run third as Highland built a 4-0 lead.

Senior Seaira Drish had two doubles and an RBI for Highland as the Huskies finished with 11 hits.

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BOX SCORE

Highland 013 001 0 – 5 11 1

Saint Ansgar 000 000 0 – 0 3 4

Katie Springer and Courtnee Hahn. Alex Patterson and Mel Gerbig

W – Katie Springer L – Alex Patterson

2B – Seaira Drish 2, Kelsey Hora (H)

Highland head coach Carrie Wieland celebrates with Kelsey Hora during their win over St. Ansgar in Class 2-A quarterfinal Tuesday.

Highland head coach Carrie Wieland celebrates with Kelsey Hora during their win over St. Ansgar in Class 2-A quarterfinal Tuesday.

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2-A state softball: Highland handles Saint Ansgar in quarterfinals

Katie Springer threw a three-hit shutout to lift No. 1 Highland.

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