Tarryn Justesen followed up her no hitter Friday against Ridgewater with two very solid pitching performances Saturday against the Blue Jays from Minnesota West Community and Technical College, winning game one 2-1 and game two 11-1. The Lady Spartans have now won four very important divisional games in a row.
"We received a very good pitching from Tarryn, played good defense and ran the bases very aggressively" commented Steve King, head coach of the Lady Spartans. "We scored 13 runs on the day, 11 of those with two outs which is important. We were really able to put some pressure on them with our base running and even though we didn't get many hits, we still scored enough to win both games."
In game one, Justesen struck out 10 batters and limited the Blue Jays to a single bunt base hit, allowing only one seventh inning run. The Lady Spartan bats were quiet also as they picked up single runs in the first and third innings. The Lady Spartans played very good defense and ground out a 2-1 win.
The Lady Spartans were able to run aggressively against the Blue Jays in game two and manufacture some runs. They scored two in the first on a wild pitch and a Cailey Bryant single that scored Amber Boese. Bryant had two more runs batted in with a clutch two out hit in the second to give the Lady Spartans a 4-0 lead.
Doranna Blasyck plated two with a two out single in the third inning for a Lady Spartan 6-0 lead and the Lady Spartans put the game out of reach with a five run fourth inning, scoring all the runs with two outs. Haley Poehler had a bases loaded triple that scored three and Doranna Blasyck singled to score Poehler. The Lady Spartans added another run for an 11-0 lead. The Blue Jays added a run in the seventh but Justesen shut the door for the 11-1 win. Justesen pitched the complete game and struck out five.
Justesen is now 6-2 on the season. The Lady Spartans move to 10-2 overall and 4-2 in the MCAC Southern Division. They have this week off before traveling to Austin to play Riverland College in a divisional double header.