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LINCOLN — Fremont High School finished eighth in the Heartland Athletic Conference Softball Tournament on Saturday at the Doris Bair Complex.

Fifth-seeded Grand Island downed the Tigers 11-2 in six innings of a quarterfinal game.

The Islanders scored twice in the first and once apiece in the third and fourth to go up 4-0. The Tigers got a run in the bottom of the fourth Jaylee Cone tripled and later came home on Carlie Neuhaus’ ground out.

After the Islanders scored four times in the fifth, the Tigers scored once in the bottom of the inning. Jewel Ashbrook singled. Courtesy runner Kailey Rensch then advanced to second on a Makenzie Ridder ground out. Izzy Dobbs followed with a RBI single.

The Islanders pushed three runs across in the sixth to account for the final score.

Ahsbrook took the loss. She allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 14 hits and two walks.

Cone had a triple and a double to lead the Tigers. Ashbrook and Dobbs had one single each.

The Islanders would eventually fall 5-4 to Lincoln Southwest in the championship game.

In the consolation round, eighth-seeded Lincoln Northeast downed the Tigers 6-3.

Northeast scored a pair of runs in the top of the first to go up 2-0. The Tigers rebounded by scoring three in the bottom of the fifth.

Dobbs led off with a walk. Tori Baker and Mikayla Paulson reached on consecutive bunts to load the bases. Cone’s ground out scored Dobbs. Tessa Kreikemeier followed with a RBI groundout. Ashbrook put the Tigers up 3-2 with a RBI single.

The Rockets went ahead for good with four runs on four hits in the sixth.

Ashbrook and Baker had two hits apiece. Annie Cooper had a double while Paulson and Alyssa Dockerty had one single each.

Ashbrook was the losing pitcher. She allowed 13 hits while throwing a complete game. She struck out seven.

In the eighth-place game, sixth-seeded Lincoln Southeast topped FHS 8-6.

The Tigers went up 2-1 in the second on Ridder’s two-run home run.

Southeast tied the game with a run in the second, but Kreikemeier’s two-run homer put the Tigers ahead 4-2 in the third.

After Southeast scored four in the third, the Tigers got a run in the bottom of the inning on doubles by Cooper and Dockerty.

Fremont tied the game with an unearned run in the fifth before the Lady Knights won in the bottom of the seventh with a walk-off two-run home run.

Kreikemeier and Paulson had two hits apiece to lead the Tigers. Cooper, Dockerty, Ridder and Dobbs had one hit each.

Ashbrook took the loss. She worked 6 1/3 innings and allowed seven earned runs on 12 hits and a walk.

The Tigers, 9-12, host Omaha Bryan at 6:30 Tuesday night at Schilke Field.


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