Cavaliers split a pair of softball games


Casey Shaw had two hits and four RBIs and Andrew Krzanak added a 2-for-4 day with a double and an RBI. But, the Dragons ended the week on a sad note April 11, with a close loss to the University of Pennsylvania 7-4.

The Patriots tied it in the top of the second only to see the home side answer with five runs in their half of the frame. "Our girls competed hard and had the lead most of the game, but we couldn't overcome a couple of defensive miscues and a questionable call". "As well as the pitchers threw well, pitchers hit spots, the defense went and got the ball and that's what we're going to need this year if we're going to return to the state tournament". "That's not us - we're usually a team that starts out fast", TKA junior Maddie Webber said. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Bland hurled a 7-inning win in the opener, while Kylie Ruble did the same in the second game. Nava allowed eight runs, two earned on five hits in 1.2 innings of work. "I think we scored probably three runs on a couple of errors they had". Kayler Townsend got credit for the RBI, while Julia Bomhardt had two of the hits.

Slapping in RBIs for the Lady Wolves were Trinity Axtell, Savanna LaCombe, Madalyn Dupont, and two by Tori Arceneaux. A three-run home run from Anna Kufta would make the difference on the offensive end, as Ryan Denhart turned in a complete game in the circle to earn the win.

Both Nico Wade and Devin Jackson had two hits for Cardington, with Jackson cracking a double. Nuckols tripled with an RBI and three runs scored. Union wrapped up their four-run win with the final run in the seventh inning to seal the deal.

Hubbard and Turner each had one RBI. She needed 57 pitches (33 strikes) in the 1-hour, 11-minute affair. Smith got the leadoff hitter out and then surrendered four straight hits, including back to back homeruns to give the Falcons a 4-0 lead.

The Miners scored three more in the sixth inning.

Other Tigers with singles were Barlow, Hubbard and senior Darbie Noonan.

Russo took the winning pitcher.

Smith and Cunningham, who walked, came in to score when Ashley Palmer hit a ball to center that was dropped.

Seymour's first win of the spring season on March 22 came in dramatic fashion. Cold Springs was able to get a run across on an error in the third but couldn't manufacture any more runs after that. Lavender tripled twice, scored one and drove in a run, Dailey doubled once, singled once and drove in a run, while DeLaCruz singled twice and scored once.

They included Noonan, Owens, Pearce, Turner and freshman Alice Kollar.

Hinker went two-for-four with a home run and four RBIs and Conner had two hits with a pair of singles to pace a 10-hit Morningside offensive attack.

The Wildcats got a run back in the bottom of the sixth on a two-out single by Katie Kroll to score Andrea Rains. "They've been playing good ball for the last 2-3 years for sure", Skinner noted.