Sheffield, Eisenhower softball fall
RIDGWAY, Pa. – For much of the 2018 softball season, Sheffield has hung with teams only to see a close game blown open by one big inning.
Such was the case again Thursday in Ridgway as the Wolverines saw a 2-run game turn into a blowout as Johnsonburg scored nine runs in the third inning to roll to a 17-3 win.
“This was just one for a short memory,” Sheffield coach Mark Maines said.
The Rams opened the scoring with a five run second inning, but the Wolverines came right back and scored three in the third.
A Tori Childress walk followed by a Mya Grubbs single put runners on first and second with one out. Jerika Dexter doubled both of them home, then scored herself on a pair of wild pitches to make it 5-3.
Johnsonburg put the game out of reach in the home half.
Sheffield now turns its attention to the final week of the season. The Wolverines travel to cross-county rival Eisenhower Monday before hosting Kane Wednesday.
“I would like to think that we will bounce back from this for our final two games next week,” Maines said. “We’ve got to get ready to visit Eisenhower on Monday and finish hosting Kane on Wednesday. I believe better things are ahead.”
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Eisenhower softball squared off with Region 3 leader Saegertown on Thursday, falling to the Lady Panthers by a score of 17-2.
Courtney Hess belted a home run and was the winning pitcher, while Carlie Schlosser had a double.
“I told the girls we’re hitting the ball and we’re starting to do a lot of things right,” said Eisenhower coach Mike English.
Alexis Courtney was on the mound for Eisenhower.
The Lady Knights return to action for their regular season finale Monday, hosting Sheffield.
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Eisenhower 000 2 2
Saegertown 833 3 8
2B – C. Schlosser (S); HR – C. Hess (S); WP – Hess; LP – Courtney