SOFTBALL: Lady Dragons start 2-0
ERIE -With the weather, Warren’s bats heated up in a 14-0, five-inning Region 7 win over Central Tech on Tuesday in Erie.
“I was really happy with the way we came out in the first inning,” said Warren coach Mark Bupp, whose Dragons led 6-0 after one inning and improve to 2-0 on the young season. “It was great to see everyone contribute at the plate.”
Kaitlin Ishman started the top of the first off with a triple Jaimie Eaton singled her in to start the game. After Alexa Bupp sacrificed Eaton over and Meghan Loutzenhiser walked Paige Wilson and Erica Blair had-back-to-back singles to make it 3-0 Warren. With the bases loaded, Taylor Mineweaser had an RBI hit by pitch, before Kathryn Lobdell’s two-run single.
The freshman catcher Wilson had a “huge day at the plate,” said Bupp. Wilson finished 4-for-4 with five RBI in her second varsity game. Three hits went for extra bases, including a home run. Warren had nine extra-base hits.
“She has stepped in and done a nice job,” said Bupp. “Right on her heels was Meg (Loutzenhiser) with a great day at the plate, scoring four runs with three doubles. ‘Ish’ (Ishman) also had three hits.”
Blair made a nice diving try at Central Tech’s only hit of the game. Alexa Bup finished with six strikeouts and three walks in the one-hit shutout for Warren – at Strong Vincent on Thursday.
Wilson and Loutzenhiser also had triples in a 3-3 junior varsity tie after four innings.
WARREN (14): Ishman 2b 4-3-3-0, Eaton ss 4-2-2-2, Bupp p 3-1-1-1, Rosendahl cr 0-0-0-0, Loutzenhiser 1b 3-4-3-2, Wilson c 4-2-4-5, Munksgard cr 0-0-0-0, Blair rf 4-1-2-0, Mineweaser 3b 3-1-1-1, Lobdell lf 4-0-1-2, Walter cf 4-0-1-0. Totals 33-14-18-13.
CENTRAL TECH (0): Hansen ss 3-0-0-0, Szczesny lf 3-0-0-0, Prenatt cf1-0-0-0, Morrissey c 2-0-0-0, Lamb-Kutz 2b 2-0-1-0, Bowden p 2-0-0-0, Snow dp 2-0-0-0, Lachica 1b 1-0-0-0, Fromknecht 3b 1-0-0-0, George rf/dp 0-0-0-0. Totals 17-0-1-0.
Warren 611 24 – 14 18 1
Central Tech 000 00 – 0 1 2
2b-Bupp (W), Wilson (W) 2, Loutzenhiser (W) 3. 3b-Ishman (W) 2. HR-Wilson (W). WP-Bupp. LP-Bowden.