Warren’s bats silenced by Corry
After racking up 16 hits in each of the first three games, the Warren softball team had trouble getting anything going and dropped a 4-1 decision to Corry Wednesday.
The Dragons (3-1) didn’t pick up their first hit until the fourth inning at the Legion Field Complex and Beavers pitchers Megan Dennis and Hope Hasbrouck held them to just five hits on the day.
“Unlike our first three games, we just didn’t hit,” Warren coach Jon Sitler said. “We didn’t give ourselves opportunities to win. Corry was the better team today.”
Corry threatened in the second inning as Emily Sonntag and Monikah McCray started the inning with back-to-back singles. Warren pitcher Ellie Lobdell worked out of the jam by getting Taige Peterson and Davia Fisher to strike out and inducing a weak grounder from Aly Young to end the inning.
The Beavers broke through in the top of the fourth as Sonntag launched a fly ball that just cleared the left field fence for a solo home run.
The Dragons answered in the bottom half. Celia Chase hit a one-out single, Warren’s first hit of the game, and Kiersten Hoffman drew a walk two batters later to put runners on first and second with two outs. Lobdell followed with a single to center to load the bases. Jordan Sitler hit a flare between the pitcher’s mound and first base and narrowly beat out the throw to tie the game at 1-1.
Corry wasted little time retaking the lead as Young drew a leadoff walk and moved third on Haley Kurelowech’s double to the right-centerfield gap. Young scored on Hasbrouck’s groundout to put the Beavers ahead for good, 2-1.
The Beavers tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the seventh. Fisher led off with a single and Young reached on an errant throw from Hoffman.
Both runners advanced an extra base as the ball bounced off the fence behind third base and ricocheted into short right field. Kurelowech picked up a RBI on a groundout and Hasbrouck got her second RBI with a single to close out the scoring.
“They made plays,” Sitler said. “They had timely hitting, timely defense and they pitched to spots.”
Lobdell was the only Dragon with multiple hits (two singles). On the mound she pitched all seven innings, giving up four runs (three earned) and seven hits while walking one and striking out five.
Dennis picked up the win throwing five innings of one-run ball. She allowed three hits, walked two and had one strikeout. Hasbrouck earned a two-inning save giving up only two hits, walking none and striking out one.
Warren is scheduled to travel to Franklin today.
“This was one loss. We just need to try to be the better team (today),” Sitler said. “We’re definitely capable of hitting better.”
Warren’s JV team, with home runs from Kyleigh Wilson and Morgan Munksgard, won, 10-0. Kelsey Stuart struck out 12 in the two-hit, six-inning win. Wilson, Stuart and Munksgard all had multiple hits, with Munksgard leading with four RBI.
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CORRY (4) – Kurelowech, ss, 4-0-1-1, Hansbrouck, cf/p, 4-0-1-2, Joncas, c, 4-0-1-0, Cubero, 2b, 3-0-0-0, Sonntag, 1b, 3-1-2-1, McCray, 3b, 3-0-1-0, Peterson, dp, 3-0-0-0, Fisher, lf, 3-1-1-0, Young, rf, 2-2-0-0, Dennis, flex/p/cf, 0-0-0-0 Burlew, pr, 0-0-0-0, Team 29-4-7-4
WARREN (1) – Nyquist, ss, 4-0-1-0, Stuart, rf, 4-0-0-0, Chase, 1b, 2-1-1-0, Wood, cf, 3-0-0-0, Hoffman, 3b, 2-0-0-0, E. Lobdell, p, 3-0-2-0, Munksgard, cr, 0-0-0-0, Sitler, dp, 3-0-1-1, Wortman, c, 3-0-0-0, J. Lobdell, 2b, 3-0-0-0, Wilson, flex, 0-0-0-0, Team 27-1-5-1
Corry 000 101 2 – 4 7 1
Warren 000 100 0 – 1 5 2
2b-Kurelowech (C). HR-Sonntag (C). WP-Dennis. LP-E. Lobdell.