New Bloomfield softball watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 12-1 loss to Tolton Tuesday in Columbia.
The Trailblazers scored on an error and a home run by Sadie Sexauer in the first inning.
The Lady Wildcats struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Tolton, giving up 12 runs.
In the first inning, the Trailblazers got their offense started when an error scored one run for Tolton.
The Trailblazers scored five runs in the second inning. Eva Viox, Madison Uptegrove and Sexauer all moved runners across the plate with RBI in the inning.
Kate Guinn was on the rubber for Tolton. The southpaw went five innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out seven and walking none.
Peityn Thomas was in the pitcher's circle for New Bloomfield. The hurler surrendered 12 runs on ten hits over two innings, striking out three. Avarie Edwards threw two innings in relief.
The Trailblazers tallied three home runs on the day. Uptegrove put one out in the third inning. Sexauer had a homer in the first inning. Viox went deep in the third inning.
Brooklynn Smith led the Lady Wildcats with two hits in two at-bats.
Tolton racked up 11 hits on the day. Viox, Nina Luecke and Sexhauer all managed multiple hits for the Trailblazers. Viox went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Tolton in hits. The Trailblazers didn't commit a single error in the field. Viox had the most chances in the field with eight.
Next up, New Bloomfield (11-8) will play South Callaway (10-7) at 5 p.m. Thursday in Mokane.