Rosemount's Isabelle Nosan safely tags home plate to score a run against Prior Lake Wednesday afternoon. Nosan went 3-for-3 at the plate and knocked in two runs in an 8-2 victory for the Irish over the Lakers. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
During Wednesday’s game against Prior Lake, Rosemount coach Tiffany Rose and her staff sported shirts with the phrase “Back and better” on the back.
So far, that mantra is accurate when describing the 2022 Irish squad. The defending Class 4A state champions are off to an undefeated start and continued rolling along with an 8-2 victory against Prior Lake at Rosemount High School.
Rosemount (8-0, 8-0) has gotten off to a fast start overall in 2022 and did so in Wednesday’s game. Three of the first four Irish hitters reached base in the first inning. Junior shortstop Isabelle Nosan had the third hit of the inning that drove in a pair of runs to put the Irish ahead 2-0.
Rosemount's CeCe Hanson slides safely into second base against Prior Lake Wednesday afternoon. Hanson went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs as the Irish defeated the Lakers 8-2 in Rosemount. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Rosemount junior shortstop Isabelle Nosan went a perfect 3-for-3 and sophomore center fielder CeCe Hanson also picked up three hits to help the Irish get past South Suburban Conference foe Prior Lake 8-2 on Wednesday at Rosemount High School.
Nosan got things going in the first inning for Rosemount (8-0, 8-0). Her first hit of the day drove in Hanson and Jessa Snippes to put her team ahead 2-0 early.
Prior Lake (7-4, 6-3) eventually countered with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. After a pair of Irish errors, the Lakers capitalized as senior left fielder Emma Schutrop tied the game at 2-2 with an RBI single.
From there, Rosemount, ranked No. 1 in the latest Class 4A coaches’ poll, took over as the Irish scored once in the fourth after capitalizing on the Lakers’ errors as Nosan came around to score on a misplayed sacrifice bunt.
In the sixth inning, the Irish blew things open as nine players came to the plate and they scored five times. Helen McKinnon, Hanson and Ari Princl all drove in runs in the big inning.
That big sixth inning forced Megan Schultz, the starter for the No. 8-4A Lakers, from the game. She picked up the loss, pitching 5 ⅔ innings, allowing eight runs on 12 hits and striking out eight.
Rosemount starter Maizie Anderson picked up the wins, allowing two runs in four innings while allowing three hits, a walk and seven strikeouts. Jessa Snippes pitched the final three innings while also going 1-for-3 and scoring a run in the win.
Prior Lake pitcher Megan Schultz makes a stellar defensive play to record an out against Rosemount Wednesday afternoon. The Lakers fell to the Irish 8-2 in Rosemount. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine