First varsity softball game comes to stadium

2018 Cottage Grove Sentinel

2018 Cottage Grove Sentinel

In the scrimmage's final inning, a flurry of scoring saw the Ghosts take a 3-2 lead, and the Warriors had one final chance to make a comeback.

Senior Erik Scharlau had a solid season as a junior when he hit.303 with three doubles and 16 RBIs; with the graduation of Dane Heberlein, Scharlau will be behind the plate and also play some first base. Parsippany opened a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Victoria Freire's RBI single to right and added another run when Julia Del Viscio scored on Michelle Ebel's ground out to short. Lea Credidio ignited the Lakers' rally with a double to left center.

Kranawetter led off the top of the seventh with a ground ball the first baseman bobbled allowing her to reach base. Following a ground out and a pop out, Horn scored on an RBI single by Gravens to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead.

"They are getting better every day", Thompson said of his squad.

Moore experienced the home run trot, but in a much different way.

Madison Schelfe doubled and drove in a run, Veronica Hampton had a hit, an RBI and scored a run and Mallorie Hetzel managed a pair of hits for Northeast (3-3). Danielle Vignola also went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, Ruth Marshall had three hits and an RBI and Selena Sanchez went 2 for 4 for Southern (2-4).

Cook is a sprinter who was the GR champion in the 100 a year ago with a time of:11.45, while he also took second at the league meet in the 200 with a:23.81; Cook was fourth in both the 100 and 200 at the Class C meet as a junior and is also coming off of a strong indoor season. "They should be in the top of the PAC", Majoras said.

"My last outing was against Du Quoin last Saturday and I was throwing ok (three hits), but I knew I could do better, so I worked out yesterday on my speed and I think it helped a lot", Kranawetter said. "I am excited to see what the season holds as we progress forward". Andrew Harmon pitched 2.1 innings, striking out two. That's the recipe for success. Offensively, we worked hard this past week on being more aggressive at the plate and it really paid off with an increase in hits, but timely hitting is still a problem for us.

Luke Jones sparked the offense, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Kohl Nguyen was 2-for-3 and drove in two. "Normally, you don't get that from a pitcher like (Anna's Elaina Crosson), but it just happened to be right there for me". "That gave us a little bit of a scare, but that triple, that hit gave us a little bit of breathing room". "We are making fewer mistakes and capitalizing on the other teams mistakes".

Junior pitcher Amber Van Duyse pitched a complete game, giving up six runs, four of them earned.

"Brit threw five innings on Tuesday and threw over a hundred pitches (Wednesday)", the coach said of the pitching change.

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