Youngsville, Eisenhower suffer Region 5 losses

The Lady Eagles kept it close with visiting Titusville until the sixth inning of Tuesday’s Region 5 game at Youngsville High School before a 12-run outburst sent the Rockets home with a 16-2 win.

“The sixth inning; we couldn’t get a strike to save our butts,” said Youngsville coach Ron Jameson. “Before that it was a great game. They are one of the better teams in the region and we hung in there with them.”

In the loss, Jessica Jameson went 2-for-3 at the plate, Karissa Cratty was 1-for-3 with one run scored, and Judi Lewis was 1-for-3 with a triple.

Youngsville is back in action on Thursday in another Region 5 game at Franklin.

Kathy Sveda was 2-for-3 for the Lady Eagles in an 11-1 junior varsity loss.

TITUSVILLE (16): Vandervoort 5-3-1, Johnson 4-3-2, Bowser 5-2-2, Clark 4-3-2, Neely 5-1-3, Donovan 4-1-2, B. Johnson 5-1-1, Kohlmish 5-1-2, Fultz 4-1-2.

YOUNGSVILLE (2) Ke. Cratty 1-0-0, Jameson 3-0-2, Horn 2-0-0, Gustafson 3-0-0, J. Sveda 3-0-0, Ka. Cratty 3-1-1, Gray 2-1-0, Lewis 3-0-1, Wilkinson 3-0-0.

Titusville 102 10(12) – 16 16 1

Youngsville 020 000 – 2 4 7

2B-Neely. 3B-Clark, Lewis (Y). WP-J. Clark. LP-Horn.

Junior varsity game

Titusville 11, Youngsville 1

ROCKY GROVE 11, EISENHOWER 6

Rocky Grove put up seven runs in the final three innings to defeat Eisenhower on Tuesday, 11-6.

Jocelyn Courtney was 3-for-4 with one RBI while Kristen Wagner, Mallory Trumbull, and Dakota Williams each added two hits for the Lady Knights, who were tied with the Orioles after four innings of play.

“We just haven’t been in very many close games, and it cost us,” said Eisenhower coach R.J. Williams. “I think we phase out every once in a while. It didn’t help that we lost a four-year letterman in warm-ups.”

Four-year letterwinner and starting left fielder Ashley Barnett was unavailable for Ike after suffering an injury prior to the game.

Eisenhower hosts Iroquois for senior night on Thursday.

ROCKY GROVE (11): ab-r-h: Shull, p, 4-2-3, Lowry, 2b, 5-1-2, Zeder, cf, 5-1-3, Swastler, c, 4-0-3, Phillips, rf, 4-0-0, Ditzenberger, 1b, 4-1-1, Donovan, 3b, 3-1-0, Black, ss, 3-2-1, Greggs, rf, 3-3-2. Total 35-11-15.

EISENHOWER (6): Wagner, 2b, 4-1-2-2, Trumbull, cf, 4-0-2-1, Birt, 3b-p, 4-1-1-0, Williams, ss, 4-2-2-1, Stanton, c, 3-0-1-0, Courtney, p-3b, 4-1-3-1, Zortman, rf, 4-1-1-1, Schutt, lf, 4-0-0-0, Coons, 1b, 2-0-0-0. Total 33-6-12-6

Rocky Grove 100 312 4 – 11 15 2

Eisenhower 010 300 2 – 6 12 3

2B-Shull (R), Ditzenberger (R), Black (R), Greggs (R), Wagner (E), Williams (E) 2, Courtney (E). 3B-Trumbull (E), Courtney (E). WP-Shull. LP-Birt.