The Lady Dragons softball season started with a 15-0 Region 7 win over Erie Central on Wednesday.
Senior Alexa Bupp, a returning District 10 all-star, pitched a no-hitter in the four-inning game, striking out 10 of the 12 batters she faced while walking just one.
While Bupp was doing her job in the circle, offensively the Dragons were hitting for the fences.
Times Observer photo by Toby Keller
Warren’s second baseman Megan Wortman slides into third, attempting to beat the ball there to stay in scoring position, during Wednesday’s game at home against Erie Central.
Times Observer Photo by Toby Keller
Running with purpose
Warren’s pitcher Alexa Bupp turns second base during Wednesday’s game against Erie Central Tech. The Lady Dragons had plenty of offense in their 15-0, 4-inning win.
Photo by Carl Leichtenberger
Youngsville second baseman Karissa Cratty fields a ground ball during a non-region softball game vs. Union City on Wednesday at Youngsville High School.
"I thought the kids played really well," said Warren coach Mark Bupp. "It took us a while to get settled in at the plate, but we swung at quality pitches, and I was happy with the innings we were able to put together. It was obviously a good game to help us get on our feet."
Freshman Megan Wortman was a standout in the batter's box, going three-for-three with five RBI on the day.
"(Megan) caught our eye during preseason and she stands out in my mind now," said coach Bupp. "She has definitely earned her spot as we look for players to fill the holes left by those we graduated last year."
Sophomore catcher Paige Wilson was also three-for-three at the plate while Kennedy Walter, Alexa Bupp, Lauren Frazier, and Brittany Massa each added two hits.
The Lady Dragons have a promising season ahead according to their coach, and they will continue to work hard in practice.
"We need to get better at the things we work on every day: communication, knowing where the play is on defense, being grounded, and attacking the ball when we hit," he said.
The team will host Strong Vincent tomorrow, and travel to Corry to play Mercyhurst Prep on Saturday.
WARREN (15): Ishman ss, 3-1-1-0, Walter, 3b, 4-1-2-2, Bupp, p, 3-1-2-1, Rosendahl, cr, 0-1-0-0, Wilson, c, 3-1-3-1, Loutzenhiser, 1b, 0-3-0-0, Frazier, rf, 3-2-2-3, Wortman, 2b, 3-2-3-5, Massa, cf, 3-1-2-3, Munksgard, lf, 2-0-1-0, Lobdell, ph, 0-2-0-0.
CENTRAL (0): Dixon, 2b, 2-0-0-0, Boden, p, 1-0-0-0, Trask, ph, 1-0-0-0, Lachica, 3b, 2-0-0-0, Gerbat, rf, 2-0-0-0, Morrissey, c, 1-0-0-0, Lamb-Kutz, ss, 0-0-0-0, Prenatt, cf, 1-0-0-0, Brown, 1b, 1-0-0-0, Deboe, dp, 1-0-0-0, Peoples, 2b, fl, 0-0-0-0.
Warren 027 6 - 15 16 0
Central 000 0 - 0 0 1
2B-Wortman (W). 3B-Walter (W), Bupp (W), Wortman (W). WP-Bupp. L-Boden.
Union City 7,
Union City broke open a close game with three runs in the top of the seventh in a 7-4 non-region win over Youngsville Wednesday at Youngsville High School.
The Eagles (0-2) trailed 4-3 after six innings.
Eight different hitters had one hit each for Youngsville, which plays at Eisenhower on Tuesday.
"It was a good game. We had some errors that got them a few runs," said Youngsville coach Ron Jameson, "but definitely a big improvement from Tuesday to Wednesday."
UNION CITY (7): ab-r-h-rbi, Carly Williams 5-0-0-0, Jena Chelton 4-1-1-0, Courtney Brumagin 4-2-1-0, Noelle Wienczkowski 4-2-1-0, Autumn Kinney 4-1-2-0, Megan Mongera 2-1-1-2, Tori Migliaccio 3-0-1-0, Hayley Patchen 3-0-0-1, Corrie Brown 3-0-0-0, Morgan Burgess 0-0-0-0. Totals 32-7-7-3.
YOUNGSVILLE (4): ab-r-h-rbi, Kennedy Cratty 4-0-0-0, Jessica Jameson 4-0-1-1, Elyssa Horn 4-0-0-0, Katie Gustafson 4-1-2-0, Sam Wilkinson 2-1-1-0, Haley Gray 3-1-1-0, Judi Lewis 2-0-1-0, Karissa Cratty 3-0-1-1, Kelsey Anderson 2-0-1-0, Julie Jameson 0-1-0-0. Totals 27-4-8-2.
Union City 031 000 3 - 7 7
Youngsville 020 001 1 - 4 8
2b-Gustafson (Y). WP-Wienczkowski. LP-Horn.
Junior varsity game
Union City 10 Youngsville 2