|Pirates best LadyCats in PCL softball|
|Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:19 AM|
By DAVE BONINSEGNA
The Delphos Herald
KALIDA — The baseball and softball tournaments are already underway but the Kalida Wildcats and Continental Pirates still had some unfinished Putnam County League business on the softball diamond in a make-up of a game previously rained out.
The Pirates jumped on Kalida pitcher Emily Schnipke for four runs in the first inning and paced their way to a 8-3 victory.
Leva Weller pitched a complete game for Continental to get the win, while helping her cause at the plate in going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in on a 2-run double in the first.
Nicole Recker was 2-for-4 for the home team, scoring a run. Summer Holtkamp tripled and was 1-for-4.
Continental got out of the gate quickly as the first five batters reached: Alex Quigley, McKenna Scott and Taylor Williamson had consecutive singles, Williamson’s bringing in the first two runs of the game. Weller doubled home Williamson and Sara Deken singled to bring in Weller to make it a 4-0 count.
Schnipke and the LadyCats settled down in the second for a fairly easy inning.
In the top half of the third, the Pirates put two more on the board on two passed balls and four wild pitches. Kalida got on the board in the third after Recker hit a 2-out single and came in to score when Holtkamp tripled to right.
Schnipke held the guests at bay in the fourth but Weller did in one better in the bottom half on the frame, getting the home team out in order on just seven pitches.
Continental added two more runs in the fifth after a leadoff walk to Sloan Zachrich. Kiana Warnimont reached on an error and both scored on a error later in the inning, giving the Pirates a 8-1 advantage.
The home half of the sixth brought two runs across: Melissa Jorrey led the inning off with an infield hit and moved to second on a wild pitch. One out later, Andrea Bellman singled, moving Jorrey to third. Jorrey came in to score on a wild pitch, while Bellman moved to second. Bellman came around to score while Kayla Siefker reached on an error, bringing the score to 8-3.
Weller retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win for the guests.
Continental heads back to the diamond today to face Columbus Grove.
Alex Quigley 3b 5-1-2-0, McKenna Scott 2b 4-1-2-0, Taylor Williamson ss 4-1-1-2, Leva Weller p 4-1-2-2, Sara Deken c 4-0-1-1, Erica Fitzwater rf 4-0-0-0, Krystal Prowant cf 4-1-1-0, Sloane Zachrich 1b 2-2-0-0, Kiana Warnimont rf 4-1-1-0. Totals 35-8-10-5.
Nicole Recker dh 4-1-1-0, Summer Holtkamp cf 4-0-1-1, Melissa Jorrey c 3-1-1-0, Amy Smith 2b 3-0-0-0, Andrea Bellman 1b 3-1-1-0, Kayla Siefker ss 3-0-0-0, Skylar Basinger lf 2-0-0-0, Katelyn Kortokrax lf 1-0-0-0, Whitey Smith 3b/p 2-0-0-0, Laine Laudick rf 3-0-0-0. Totals 28-3-4-1.
Score by Innings:
Contin. 402 020 0 - 8
Kalida 001 002 0 - 3
WP: Weller; LP: Emily Schnipke.
IP R ER BB SO
Weller (W) 7.0 3 2 1 5
Schnipke (L) 6.0 8 5 3 6
W. Smith 1.0 0 0 0 0
|Last Updated on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:20 AM|