WATERFORD - You can't win them all.
Warren's dreams of an undefeated regular season were dashed Saturday with a 4-1 loss to Fort LeBoeuf in Waterford.
With the loss, Warren is now in a dead heat with the Bison for the Region 6 title. Both teams are 9-1 in the region and have now split the season series. Warren defeated Fort LeBoeuf, 1-0, on April 9, before Fort LeBoeuf's victory on Saturday.
"I don't think the box score is indicative of how we played this game," said Warren coach Mark Bupp. "We hit the ball hard all day and to LeBoeuf's credit they made some outstanding plays."
Two of those plays came in the first inning where Warren could've very easily jumped out to an early lead. Kaitlin Ishman smashed a ball to center for what would've been extra bases had the Bison outfielder not made a great play. After a Jaimie Eaton walk, Alexa Bupp hit the ball just as hard to center and the outfielder made another great catch.
"Certainly things could've been different," said Bupp. "But give them the credit. They made the plays they needed to make."
WARREN (1): ab-r-h-rbi: Ishman, 2b, 4-0-0-0, Eaton, ss, 2-0-1-1, Bupp, p, 4-0-0-0, Hasselman, 1b, 3-0-1-0, Hultquist, rf, 3-0-1-0, Blair, lf, 3-0-1-0, Bevevino, 3b, 3-0-1-0, Mineweaser, dp, 3-1-1-0, Williams, c, 0-0-0-0, Walter, cf, 3-0-1-0, Totals: 28-1-7-1
FORT LEBOEUF (4): ab-r-h-rbi: Banta, ss, 3-1-2-1, Kennelley, 2b, 3-0-0-1, Krolczyk, 1b, 1-0-0-0, Pietkiewicz, p, 3-0-1-0, Hess, cr, 0-0-0-0, Young, lf, 3-0-0-0, Luke, 3b, 3-0-0-0, Mitchell, cf, 2-1-0-0, Rose, rf, 3-2-2-1, Kuzma, c, 3-0-2-0, Brown, cr, 0-0-0-0, Totals: 24-4-7-3
Warren 000 010 0 - 1 7 1
Fort LeBoeuf 110 200 x - 4 7 2
2b-Hasselman (W), Mineweaser (W). 3b-Banta (F). WP-Pietkiewicz. LP-Bupp.
Junior varsity game
Warren 011 022 0 - 6 11
Fort LeBoeuf 012 010 0 - 4 6
2b-Pace (F) 2, Ishman (W), Mineweaser (W). WP-Loutzenhiser. LP-Wilson.
FAIRVIEW (19): ab-r-h-rbi: Rozantz, 2b, 2-3-2-2, Gaton, 2b, 0-0-0-0, M. Martin, cf, 3-2-1-0, Vaught, cr-cf, 1-2-0-0, K. Kupniewski, ss, 2-2-2-3, Sundberg, ss, 0-0-0-1, A. Martin, rf, 2-3-0-0, Loper, rf, 0-0-0-0, Lipinski, c, 3-0-2-0, Rossman, ph-cr, 1-1-0-0, O'Brien, 1b, 3-2-2-1, C. Kupniewski, 3b, 3-1-1-1, Stanko, p, 2-0-2-2, MacKelvey, lf, 2-1-0-0, Musich, cr-lf, 1-2-1-0, Totals: 26-19-13-10
EISENHOWER (4): ab-r-h-rbi: Repke, 1b, 2-1-1-0, K. Williams, cf, 0-2-0-0, Birt, 3b, 2-1-0-0, Stanton, c, 2-0-1-0, D. Williams, 2b, 1-0-0-0, Byrd, ss, 1-0-0-0, Maine, lf, 2-0-0-0, Barnett, rf, 1-0-0-0, Schwanke, dp, 1-0-0-0, Morrison, p, 0-0-0-0, Totals: 12-4-2-0
Fairview (14)41 - 19 13 2
Eisenhower 202 - 4 2 8
2b- Rozantz (F), K. Kupniewski (F), C. Kupniewski (F), Repke (E). WP-Stanko. LP-Morrison.
By the time Warren was able to finally string something together, LeBoeuf held a 4-0 lead. Taylor Mineweaser led off the fifth with a double and moved to third on Kennedy Walter's sacrifice bunt. Mineweaser then scored on an Eaton RBI single to make it 4-1.
The Dragons nearly added more runs in the sixth when Erica Blair and Sam Bevevino hit back-to-back singles with two out. Mineweaser was up next and hit a ball into right field where the defender made a diving catch. Just like the first inning, that catch may have taken Warren runs off the board.
The Dragons collected seven hits from seven different players in Saturday's setback. Eaton, Rachel Hasselman, Kristin Hultquist, Blair, Mineweaser, Bevevino and Kennedy Walter all had hits in the game. Hasselman and Mineweaser hit doubles.
While Warren committed just one error, Bupp wasn't particularly excited about his team's defensive showing.
"We need to clean some things up," he said. "We're not out of this. We need to win out and hope somebody helps us along the way. It can certainly happen. All we can do is take care of our business."
The Dragons (11-1, 9-1) will try to get back on the winning track Monday when they host Harbor Creek.
Warren did earn a victory in the junior varsity game, defeating Fort LeBoeuf by a 6-4 count.
Fairview 19, Eisenhower 4
Undefeated Fairview took no mercy on Eisenhower Saturday at Eisenhower High School, jumping out to a 14-0 first-inning lead and handing the Knights a 19-4 defeat.
Even with Tigers standout pitcher Raven Rozantz getting the day off, the Tigers quickly made sure the Knights would not win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Eisenhower managed just two hits in the loss that sent it to 1-10 on the season. Kelsey Repke had a double for the Knights and catcher Brooke Stanton added a single. Kristin Williams worked two walks for Eisenhower and scored two runs and Repke and Haylie Birt also scored for the Knights.
The Knights play a big game on Monday when they welcome county rival Youngsville in a 4:30 p.m. varsity only contest.