Eagles, Knights, Wolverines suffer softball losses
Youngsville hosted Region 5 AA Franklin Thursday night and lost 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Eagles only had two batters strike out, but we unable to bring runners home.
“Everyone was hitting the ball today,” said Youngsville coach Ron Jameson. “With 22 at bats, that’s a pretty good hitting percentage. We were really swinging today, so I can’t complain about that.”
While Youngsville had trouble crossing home plate, the Franklin Lady Knights got out to a quick two run first inning. They scored three more in the second, and finished out the 10 run rule with three in the fifth.
“We made plays,” said Jameson. “Lewis was two-for-two with a triple, and it was a solid and smart game. Franklin was just hitting it into the holes and we couldn’t stop them. We have to be able to get lucky sometimes, but we also have to make the plays and we didn’t do enough today.”
Franklin committed one error to Youngsville’s three.
“I’m hoping we can get some practices outside,” said Jameson. “Our outfielders have done an outstanding job, but our whole team hasn’t had the chance to practice defending pop flies. They’re keeping their heads up and not getting down on themselves. Elyssa pitched a great game today. We knew they had hitters that have knocked the ball out of the park before. We played great defense, we just came up short.”
The Lady Eagles will have the rest of the week, and weekend to practice before Tuesday’s game at Iroquois. They’ll be looking to get within a game of .500, and improve their 2-4 overall record.
Kailey Giese was 2-for-2 in a 16-1 junior varsity loss.
YOUNGSVILLE (0): ab-r-h: Cratty, ss, 3-0-1, Jameson, cf, 3-0-2, Horn, p, 3-0-0, Gustafson, 3b, 2-0-0, Sveda, lf, 2-0-0, Gray, rf, 2-0-0, Lewis, c, 2-0-2, Cratty, 2b, 2-0-0, Wilkinson, dp, 2-0-0, Anderson, fp, 0-0-0. Totals 21-0-5-0.
FRANKLIN (10): Romanowski, p, 4-2-3, Mullen, ss, 4-2-1, Hawke, cf, 2-1-0, Hoover, 3b, 3-0-0, Peiffer, c, 3-1-1, Beggs, lf, 3-0-2, Haynes, 2b, 3-2-2, Perry, rf, 3-1-1, Wood, 1b, 2-1-0. Totals 27-10-10.
Youngsville 000 00 – 0 3
Franklin 230 23 – 10 1
2B- Beggs (F), Romanowski (F), Mullen (F). 3B- Lewis (Y). WP- Romanowski. LP- Horn.
IROQUOIS 10, EISENHOWER 1
LAWRENCE PARK – A six-run second inning led Iroquois to a Region 5 win over Eisenhower.
“They are a good-hitting team,” said Eisenhower coach R.J. Williams. “Errors never help, but they hit the ball hard.
“Dakota Williams had a good game at short, and offensively Kristen (Wagner) had a couple hits and Haylie’s (Birt) getting back on it,” he said. “The girls actually came out of it positive and confident and hopefully we’re going to do some good things.”
Birt had an RBI hit off the right-center field fence, and a ringing double off the left-center field fence for Ike (0-5 overall and 0-5 in the region). Iroquois is 5-1, 4-0.
EISENHOWER (1): ab-r-h-rbi, Wagner 2b 4-1-2-0, Barnett lf 4-0-2-0, Birt 3b-p 3-0-2-1, Williams ss 2-0-0-0, Courtney p-3b 3-0-1-0, Stanton c 3-0-0-0, Trumbull cf 3-0-1-0, Schutt dp 3-0-0-0, Coons 1b 3-0-0-0, Zortman rf 0-0-0-0. Totals 28-1-8-1.
IROQUOIS (10): ab-r-h, Canovan rf 3-2-1, Martin cf 4-2-1, Prather p 3-1-2, Valiewska c 3-1-1, Buzard 1b 4-0-0, Ashley 2b 2-2-1, Eight dp 3-0-1, Donnelly lf 2-1-1, Hime ss 2-1-1, Hess 3b 0-0-0. Totals 26-10-9.
Eisenhower 100 000 0 – 1 8 5
Iroquois 260 200 x – 10 9 1
2b-Birt (E). WP-Prather. LP-Courtney.
CURWENSVILLE 13, SHEFFIELD 1
CURWENSVILLE 10, SHEFFIELD 1
“Errors,” said Sheffield coach Glenn Baldensperger, whose Wolverines are 2-4. “The same thing (as the previous two losses) in making too many errors. Tonight we lost our focus a little bit. Overall we’re still doing a lot of good things, we just have to keep our focus… They understand why we lost to Youngsville, they understand why we lost to West Forest. It wasn’t lack of effort. It’s just about trying to get better quicker.”
Curwensville scored nine runs in the second inning of the Game 1 13-1 win.
“Other than the big second inning in the first game, our defense played a lot better,” said Baldensperger. “The goal is still to try to be competitive… against the teams we can be competitive against.”
Sheffield 010 00 – 1
Curwensville 290 11 – 13
2B-Harker (C). HR-McCartney (C), McGary (C).
Sheffield 000 100 0 – 1
Curwensville 410 410 x – 10
3B-Stiles (C) 2. HR-Stiles (C).