ST. MARYS-Sheffield suffered a pair of defeats on the softball diamond Monday, 10-0 and 17-0, to Elk County Catholic in an AML doubleheader.
Elk County pitcher Abbey Bauer fired a one-hitter in game one, allowing only a single to Sheffield's Maddie Fiscus. Bauer went on to throw a four-inning no hitter in the Crusaders' game two win.
"We just couldn't make the throws behind our pitcher in the first game," said Sheffield coach Glen Baldensperger. "We were having a hard time getting outs, but the girls didn't give up. Their pitcher threw very well."
The Lady Wolverines did have a pair of notable defensive efforts in the losses. In the first game, left fielder Zarah Pratz made a running grab and fired the ball to second to catch the Elk County runner in a double play. Third baseman Anna Baldensperger turned a solo double play in the second game, snaring a line drive and touching third to record the unassisted out.
Sheffield travels to DuBois Central Catholic for a doubleheader on Tuesday, and makes up the remainder of a game against Youngsville that was rained out on Friday. Youngsville leads that game, 2-1.