Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Panther softball wins two out of five

Panther softball wins two out of five

The Knights will play host to Salisbury University and Wesley College on Friday and Saturday.

"For Wednesday's game, we need to score runs early and often", Welch said.

Overall, Broadaway threw 4 2/3 innings allowing four runs off eight hits with three walks and a strikeout.

Northeast won the opener 8-2 and the nightcap 9-3.

"It's nice to know we can have somebody like him who can come in, throw strikes and shut things down for us", Kramer said.

Friday, senior Spencer Rojahn will be pitching for the Vikings in the second game of the series. Zoey Nantkes followed with a single to put runners on first and third with no outs.

Mackenzie Rousseau took the loss for the Lady Warriors. "East Union is always a tough program and we look forward to the challenge", Loger said.

She also admitted to the problems that cold weather can pose on a pitcher.

Rinus hammered a 0-2 offering to left-center three batters into the contest for an RBI double, breaking the scoreless tie.

Carson Dolezal held the Kings to two runs on five hits.

"The first win was big for the 'Cats", said Shumaker.

"She had a muscle pull and I think the time she missed had something to do with her endurance", said Bladyka. "It's good for us to see we can hang with a pitcher like that".

In four innings pitched, Rinus struck out nine and gave up two earned runs on three hits, with Valerie Seay finishing the job in the fifth.

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Maryland fell in the opening game, before rallying for a 7-4 victory in game two to split its doubleheader with St. Francis (PA) Wednesday. She scored a pair of runs as the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 11-1, in five innings.

The Tigers hit a wall early in the game, hitting just one single in the first three innings.

In soccer, while the Spartans started off with a goal, Neuse went on to score 10 to end the game.

Saxton hit one just over the outstretched glove of Howland senior shortstop Mackenzie Maze to make the score 11-2 Boardman in the top of the sixth. We also just remained confident. We were aggressive and capitalized (on their mistakes). "They are still fighting until the final out".

Helms had a home run and four RBIs, while Bryant went 1-for-1 with a walk, one run and two RBIs.

Ruble whiffed a dozen and walked three while scattering four hits.

Fairview picked up another run on a fielder's choice in the third before Ball knocked in a third run with a solo homer out of center field.

Lauren Cutshaw singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored. In the bottom half of the first, the Fighting Squirrels (1-28) got on the board with a two-run homer to take a lead.

He was able to keep the Indians in the game with his arm until he ran into some trouble in the third inning.

Kylie Winsor went 5 for 5, including a home run, and three RBIs. O'Brien supplied the big hit in the fourth with a two-run single.

McBride reached on an error with one away in the sixth and later scored on a Blake Reid double to put the Saints on top. Cole Snyder led off with a hard hit double.

Britts came out in the fifth and Hodges took the mound with the Crusaders loading a bases loaded situation off two singles and a field error. Brittany Bye had a pair of RBI for Oakdale.

"He's really earned more opportunities in the lineup and he's really capitalizing on those opportunities, so he's going to get a lot more", Short said.

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