Wolverines win, start season 2-0
KANE -Sheffield broke out with five runs in the top of the seventh, capped by a go-ahead hit from Zarah Pratz, to improve to 2-0 on the season with a 19-17 win at Kane.
“It’s a good feeling,” said Sheffield coach Glenn Baldensperger. “We were able to persevere through our mistakes and battle back, and not lose our focus – that’s one of the things we’ve been striving for for the whole season. We stayed behind each other.”
Pratz also had a big hit in a five-run fifth inning in the back-and-forth game, and Anna Baldensperger had a triple and a home run that cut an early deficit and got Sheffield back in the game.
“It definitely wasn’t a perfect game, but we won and we get to learn from our mistakes,” said Baldensperger.
Baldensperger and Abby Cromwell each went 3-for-3, Emily Groves was 4-for-5, Pratz was 4-for-6, and Maddie Fiscus was 3-for-4.
SHEFFIELD (19): Pierson, rf, 2-4-2, Cromwell, 2b, 3-3-3, Baldensperger, c, 3-3-3, Fiscus, p-rf, 4-2-3, Groves, lf, 5-1-4, Maines, ss, 4-2-1, Rockwell, cf, 5-1-1, Pratz, 3b, 6-2-4, Mihalic, dp, 5-1-1, Knowles, 1b, 0-0-0-0.
KANE (17): Huckabone, cf, 3-3-1, Truden, 2b, 3-5-3, Wheatley, 3b, 4-3-2, A. Swanson, dp, 4-1-2, Jordan, ss, 5-0-2, Tunall, 1b, 4-2-2, Kinney, c, 4-1-0, Stanko, lf, 3-0-1, B. Swanson, p, 3-2-0, Reynolds, rf, 0-0-0-0.
Sheffield 044 060 5-19 22
Kane 302 615 0-17 13
2B-Truden (K), Wheatley (K), Jordan (K). 3B-Baldensperger (S), Tunall (K). HR-Baldensperger (S). WP-Pierson. LP-B. Swanson.