Polars outslug Pioneers, 17-4

North unleashes barrage of hits in softball season opener

The Hill-Murray Pioneers and North High Polars opened the softball season Tuesday, April 7 after a one-day delay because of inclement weather.

Even with the postponement, the temperatures were in the mid-40s, which wasn't all that conducive to watching an outdoor game. But the chilly weather certainly was to the liking of some of the North batters, who lived up to their Polar Bear nickname and banged out 17 hits in their 17-4 rout of the Pioneers.

In the game played at North, sophomore twirler Megan Rubbelke tossed a six-hit game to gain the victory.

Covering her back with their bats were Sophie Cave, who banged out four hits in four at-bats, had a double and three RBI, and Lily Langevin, who went three-for-three, scored four runs and had three RBI. Rubbelke also did well at the plate; she went two-for-three, hitting a pair of doubles and recording four RBI.

North continued its winning efforts on April 8 with a trip to South

St. Paul where Rubbelke allowed only three hits and shut the Packers down, 11-0.

—Wally Wakefield

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