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The Sauk Prairie softball team couldn't keep up in Monday's 14-6 home non-conference loss to Madison Edgewood.

The Crusaders collected 19 hits on the night and jumped ahead early with a four-run first inning. Sauk Prairie answered with three runs in the bottom of the first, then tied the game at 4 with a run in the second.

The Crusaders scored three runs in the third and didn't trail the rest of the way, tacking on five runs in the fifth and two runs in the seventh.

Michelle Schmitt threw a complete game for Edgewood, finishing with seven strikeouts while also going 3 for 5 at the plate. Macey Mcintyre threw five innings for Sauk Prairie before giving way to Makayla Shaw.

The Crusaders outhit the Eagles 19-6. Nicole Schmitt went 4 for 4 with a home run to lead Edgewood, while Madison Moore also went 4 for 4 with a triple. Adriana Rothe homered for the Eagles, going 2 for 3 at the plate.

Mount Horeb 9, Sauk Prairie 3

Sauk Prairie returned to Badger North Conference play with Tuesday's 9-3 home loss to Mount Horeb.

The Eagles (2-6, 1-4 Badger North) never led, but it was tight early on, as both teams were scoreless through the first three innings.

The Vikings (2-6, 2-4) broke the game open with a four-run fourth, then pulled away with two runs in the fifth and three runs in the sixth.

Mount Horeb outhit Sauk Prairie 13-4, with the Eagles scoring one run each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

Regin Suchla went 2 for 4 to lead Sauk Prairie, while Mount Horeb collected four doubles in the win.

Mcintyre got the start for the Eagles, giving up five earned runs in six innings before Shaw threw a scoreless seventh.

The Eagles will host Portage on Thursday before playing three straight Badger North road games next week.

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