Knights top Bobcats

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Eisenhower softball got the bats going late and defeated Seneca, 8-3, to pick up its third win in four games.

The Bobcats (2-10 overall, 0-6 Region 2) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first, but the Knights (4-10, 2-4) plated four in the fourth and two more in the fifth to put the game out of reach. They tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the seventh.

“We started a little slow with the bats, but after the first time through the order we picked up the pitching and hit well,” Eisenhower assistant coach Amber Fox said. “We were selective at the plate.”

Alexis Courtney picked up the win on the mound and helped her cause offensively with two hits and five RBI. Shelby Kuzminski was 4-4 with a triple and three runs scored and Lexi Head had a pair of hits, scored twice and drove in a run.

“It’s nice to see them playing as a strong team,” Eisenhower coach Rich Pascuzzi said. “I wish we could have started playing this strong earlier in the season.”

The Lady Knights hit the road today for a Region 2 contest at Iroquois.

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Eisenhower (8)

Greene 4-0-0-0, Fetzeck 4-1-1-0, Kuzminski 4-3-4-0, Head 4-2-2-1, Courtney 4-1-2-5, Pascuzzi 4-0-1-0, Smith 4-1-1-1, Gourley 4-0-1-0, Tower 3-0-1-1, Totals 35-8-13-8

Seneca (3)

Scalise 4-2-3-0, Malinowski 4-0-1-0, Bensick 4-1-1-0, Strain 3-0-3-1, Patterson 4-0-1-0, Morschhauser 4-0-0-1, Phillips 2-0-0-0, Collins 1-0-0-0, Lapenz 1-0-0-0, Larson 2-0-0-0, Totals 29-3-9-2

Eisenhower 000 420 2 – 8 13

Seneca 200 001 0 – 3 9

2b-Head (E), Strain (S). 3b-Kuzminski (E). WP-Courtney. LP-Scalise

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JV: Seneca 10, Eisenhower 6, suspd.

Morgan Kellogg hit a solo homerun and Madison Mohney had a pair of hits with a RBI in a junior varsity game that was suspended after four innings.

Seneca was leading 10-6 at the time the game was suspended.

Jordan Cooper drove in a run for the Lady Knights as well.

“The JV girls are really improving, making smart plays and doing very well at the plate,” Fox said.

No announcement was made as to when, or if, the game would be concluded.

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WARREN 4, ERIE 0

Warren senior pitcher Ellie Lobdell threw her seventh shutout of the season on Wednesday, striking out 13, in a 4-0 non-region win over the visiting Erie Royals.

Warren (13-1) scored two runs in both the first and second innings and then let Lobdell do the heavy lifting. Lex Nyquist and Julia Lobdell hit back-to-back doubles to open the bottom of the first and Ellie Lobdell added a sac fly for the second run. Kelsey Stuart led off thew second with a single and scored on Nyquist’s second hit of the game. Ellie Lobdell walked with the bases loaded for the fourth run, but Erie’s Savanna Wolfram settled down the rest of the game.

Ellie Lobdell allowed two baserunners in the fourth, but had a 3-up, 3-down frame in the other six innings. She didn’t allow a batter to reach third base.

Warren travels to General McLane for its final Region 7 contest on Thursday, and then is at St. Bonaventure University for a 5 p.m. Friday game vs. Olean (N.Y.).

Stuart struck out 11 and shut out Erie, 10-0, in a six-inning JV game. She allowed two hits and one walk. She also added two hits, and Ellee Irwin and Morgan Munksgard had two RBI each in the win. Katie Madigan scored three times from the leadoff spot for Warren.

ERIE (0)

Quinones 2b 3-0-1-0, Grychowski c 2-0-0-0, Conners ss 3-0-0-0, Marzullo 1b 3-0-0-0, Wingenbach rf 3-0-0-0, Harris lf 2-0-0-0, Sloan cf 2-0-0-0, Chow 3b 2-0-0-0, Oncea dp 2-0-0-0, Wolfram p 0-0-0-0, Totals 22-0-1-0.

WARREN (4)

Nyquist ss 4-1-2-1, J. Lobdell 2b 2-1-1-1, Hoffman c 1-0-1-0, E. Lobdell p 1-0-0-2, Irwin cr 0-0-0-0, Chase 1b 3-0-0-0, Wood cf 3-0-1-0, Stuart rf-3b 3-1-1-0, Lytle dp 3-0-0-0, Neureiter 3b 1-1-1-0, Yeager pr 0-0-0-0, Irwin rf 1-0-1-0, Madigan lf 0-0-0-0, Totals 22-4-7-4.

Erie 000 000 0 – 0 1 1

Warren 220 000 x – 4 7 0

2B – Nyquist (W), J. Lobdell (W). HR – E. Lobdell (W), grand slam.

IP H R ER BB SO

Warren

E. Lobdell (W, 13-1) 7 1 0 0 0 13

Erie

Wolfram (L) 6 7 4 4 4 0

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