Dragons 9-1 in region; Eagles top Ike
ERIE-Warren improved to 12-1 overall and 9-1 in Region 7 with a 13-0 mercy rule win over Strong Vincent on Tuesday.
The Lady Dragons plated one run in each of the first two innings and held that lead throughout most of the game until breaking out for 11 runs in the sixth.
“We were able to get a couple runs early on and lived off that for a while,” said Warren coach Mark Bupp. “We had the bases loaded twice and Strong Vincent was able to work out of it both times, to their credit. The girls kept the pressure on with the bats and eventually we were able to break things open.”
Meghan Loutzenhiser led the way at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a pair of runs batted in, and Paige Wilson was 3-for-5 with two RBI of her own.
Junior left fielder Alexis Munksgard was 2-for-4 and had one of Warren’s big hits in the sixth inning – a bases-loaded triple that scored three runs to spark the rally.
Defensively, Alexa Bupp turned in another masterful performance in the circle, allowing just one hit and striking out nine in her six innings of work. Kennedy Walter was solid at her third base position and center fielder Kathryn Lobdell made a key running catch in the second inning.
The Lady Dragons are at Fort LeBoeuf on Thursday.
Megan Wortman had two hits in an 8-2 Warren junior varsity win.
WARREN (13): Ishman, ss, 2-3-2-0, Walter, 3b, 4-1-1-1, Bupp, p, 4-1-1-1, Wilson, c, 5-2-3-2, Rosendahl, cr, 0-0-0-0, Loutzenhiser, 1b, 5-1-4-2, Wortman, 2b, 5-2-2-0, Lobdell, cf, 4-1-1-0, Frazier, rf, 4-1-2-1, Munksgard, lf, 4-1-2-3, Massa, lf, 0-0-0-0. Team 37-13-18-10.
STRONG VINCENT (0): Hess, 3b, 3-0-0-0, Jones, cf, 2-0-0-0, Battle, p, 3-0-0-0, E. Erdaly, rf, 3-0-0-0, Jovczymski, 1b, 2-0-1-0, McAlister, ss, 2-0-0-0, Bogle, lf, 2-0-0-0, Heck, dp, 2-0-0-0, M. Erdaly, 2b, 2-0-0-0, Olson, 2b, 0-0-0-0, Wilson, c, 0-0-0-0. Team 21-0-1-0.
Warren 110 00(11) – 13 18 1
Strong Vincent 000 000 – 0 1 3
2B-Loutzenhiser (W). 3B-Ishman (W), Wilson (W), Munksgard (W). WP-Bupp. LP-Battle.
Junior varsity team
Warren 230 300 0 – 8 8
Strong Vincent 101 000 0 – 2 5
2b-Taige Honhart (W). WP-Ma. Loutzenhiser. LP-Hess.
YOUNGSVILLE 13, EISENHOWER 3
The Lady Eagles scored early and often on Tuesday, defeating Eisenhower 13-3 in a Region 5 matchup at Youngsville High School.
Eisenhower drew first blood in the top of the first inning. After Ashley Barnett singled with one out, Haylie Birt crushed a two-run homer to center field to give the Lady Knights a brief advantage.
Youngsville responded immediately in the bottom of the inning. Elyssa Horn, Julia Sveda, and Karissa Cratty all knocked in runs with singles, and Judi Lewis drove in a run with an RBI walk. Five runs scored in all to give the Lady Eagles a lead they would not relinquish.
The Youngsville bats continued to stay hot in the bottom of the second. The Eagles scored four more runs, with the big blow coming off the bat of Haley Gray. Gray drilled a three-run triple to right to give her team a 9-2 lead through two innings.
The Eagles continued to add on to their lead in the third and fourth innings. Horn added another RBI single in the third, and Kennedy Cratty added an RBI single of her own in the fourth, driving home her twin sister Karissa.
Eisenhower scored their final run of the game in the top of the 5th when Birt singled home Kristen Wagner. Birt lead the Lady Knights offensively with three hits and three runs batted in. Brooke Stanton had two hits for Eisenhower as well.
Youngsville tacked on two runs in the bottom of the sixth. After Kennedy Cratty smacked another RBI single, Jessica Jameson enacted the Mercy Rule, slapping an RBI walk-off single and giving the Lady Eagles the victory.
“We played really well,” said Youngsville coach Ron Jameson, whose team improves to 3-7 overall and 2-5 in Region 5. “Both teams really hit the ball well. It’s always a good game when we play these guys.”
Kennedy Cratty was 4-for-5 with two runs batted in to lead the Lady Eagles offense. Jessica Jameson was 3-for-5, and Horn was 2-for-4 with two runs batted in as well. Horn also got the win in the circle, scattering six hits and striking out three.
Both the Knights and Eagles return to action on Thursday with games in Venango County. Eisenhower travels to Franklin, while Youngsville will visit Rock Grove. Both games are Region 5 matchups.
EISENHOWER (3): Wagner, 3B, 4-1-0-0, Barnett, 2B, 3-1-1-0, Birt, SS-P, 3-1-3-3, Courtney, P-SS, 3-0-0-0, Stanton, C, 3-0-2-0, Trumbull, CF, 2-0-0-0, Schutt, RF, 3-0-0-0, Coons, 1B, 2-0-0-0, Zortman, LF, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 26-3-7-3.
YOUNGSVILLE (13): Ke. Cratty, SS, 5-2-4-2, Jameson, CF, 5-2-3-1, Horn, P, 4-2-2-2, Gustafson, 3B, 4-1-0-0, Sveda, LF, 4-1-1-1, Gray, RF, 3-2-1-3, Lewis, C, 3-0-0-1, Ka. Cratty, 2B, 4-2-1-2, Wilkinson, DP, 3-1-0-0, Anderson, 1B, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 35-13-12-12.
Eisenhower 200 010 – 3 7
Youngsville 541 102 – 13 12
3b- Gray (Y). HR- Birt (E). WP- Horn. LP- Courtney.