The Grinnell Tiger softball team opened the 2020 season beating arch rival Pella 5-1 on the road. Freshman Ella Grife got her first varsity victory in the circle going all 7 innings allowing just 5 hits, zero earned runs and had 12 strikeouts while giving up just 2 walks.
The Tiger offense was led by Junior catcher Kate Kriegel who went 3-4 at the plate with a double and 2 singles. Grife helped her own cause with a solo HR in the 3rd inning to put the Tigers up 1-0 and added an RBI double in the 7th to push the lead to 4-0. Hannah Behrens was 1-3 with a walk and Lindsey Hollibaugh was 1-2 with an RBI single and a walk.
The Tigers are back in action tonight with a Varsity game at Montezuma at 6:00 followed by the JV game. Montezuma does not have bleachers so fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.