Warren Girls Minors open with tough loss to St. Marys

Warren led after one inning of play in Thursday’s Girls Minors All-Star game at Hawbaker Field, but it was all St. Marys from there as the visitors went on to win by a score of 15-3 in four innings.

St. Marys plated two in the top of the first before Warren’s Riley Childress led off the bottom half with a single and worked her way around to score on a wild pitch. Jena Wilson and Emily Leichtenberger drew back-to-back walks and took advantage of an overthrow in the infield and a passed ball to make it a 3-2 Warren advantage.

St. Marys pitcher Kendall Young settled in after Leichtenberger’s run, striking out three batters to end the host’s big inning. Young cruised through the last three frames without allowing another hit.

The visitors broke the game open in the top of the second courtesy of RBI base hits from Katherine Crist, Caitlin Volmer, and Young.

The momentum continued with four St. Marys runs in the third. Wilson shut the door on the frame after coming on in relief of Warren’s starting pitcher, who left the game after a collision on an infield fly ball.

St. Marys pushed three more across in the fourth inning to bring the mercy rule into play. Warren had last bats and loaded the bases, but couldn’t cash in on the opportunity as they fall to 0-1 to start the tournament.

The Girls Minors will return to action on Monday, June 30, against an opponent to be determined.

St. Marys 264 3 – 15 8

Warren 300 0 – 3 1

WP-Kendall Young. LP-Riley Childress.