In a match up of the top softball teams in the West Central North Conference today in Albany, the visiting Minnewaska Area Lakers defeated the Huskies 6-5 in an eight-inning affair. Karli Persson fired nine strikeouts from the pitcher's circle, and the Huskies out-hit the Lakers by a 13-12 margin. The game was tied 4-4 at the end of seven innings.
Albany falls to 5-1 in the WCC-North and 9-1 overall, while Minnewaska Area is now 7-1 against conference opponents. The two teams met early in the season on April 12, when the Huskies beat the Lakers 12-7 in a heavy-hitting contest.
The Albany softball team has their work cut out for themselves, as they head to New London tomorrow (Thursday) for a WCC-North doubleheader against the Wildcats. It is truly a grueling week for them, as they host former conference rival Mora on Friday at 5 p.m. Mora is a future conference opponent, as the Huskies are set to join the Granite Ridge Conference for 2012-13.
**Huskies baseball fans, don't forget that Thursday's varsity game against New London-Spicer will be held in St. Martin. Starting at 5 p.m. at Ray Weber Field, the initial game that was paused due to the weather will continue. Once that is complete, the second game scheduled between the Wildcats and Huskies will take place. Albany is currently in second place alone in the WCC-North baseball standings with a 3-2 record. Paynesville Area is in first place with a half-game lead on Albany at 4-2.