Stuart leads Warren to win

Alana Stuart had herself a game on Tuesday to help Warren’s softball team halt a five-game losing streak.

The junior pitcher struck out nine over four hitless innings and went 3-for-3 at the plate with two home runs and seven RBIs in a 15-0 Region 5 win over visiting General McLane.

On a day Warren honored its two seniors, Lily Devore and Natasha Ferry, Stuart did her part to get them a win.

“Nice to get back under the win column,” said Warren coach Carissa Stuart, whose Dragons are 2-8 overall and 2-6 in the region, “especially on senior night. Alana pitched very well. We made the plays when we needed to and we need to continue that going forward. Every player made it in the game and contributed. They were excited to have a home game and showed today.”

Stuart’s first-inning two-run blast was to center field and, after a walk in the second, she hit a grand slam that ricocheted off the top of the right-center-field fence. She singled in a run in the bottom of the fourth on the way to the Dragons’ 15-run rule win.

Leadoff hitter Emma Gray reached base four times and scored four runs, Malysia Sorensen had an RBI double and Alexis Jones added an RBI single in the win.

General McLane is 2-7 in Region 5.


The Eisenhower softball team honored its three seniors Tuesday at Werner Park, but the games did not go the Knights’ way as they dropped both games to Rocky Grove in a rare weekday doubleheader.

The first game was a pitching gem for Rocky Grove as Erica Mawhinney held Eisenhower to just two hits in a 1-0 win.

In between games, Eisenhower honored seniors Payton Frank, Emilie Jones and Julia Gesing.

Eisenhower jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second game, thanks to RBI singles by Riley Gafner and Tracey Jakubczak.

Rocky Grove took back the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the third, before the Knights regained the lead on RBI singles by Cali Chapman and Alanna Byrd to go up 4-3.

Eisenhower held the lead until the bottom of the sixth inning when Rocky Grove pushed across seven to put the game out of reach.

The Knights outhit the Orioles 16-15, and were led by Gafner and Jakubczak, who both collected three hits. Samantha Childs, Julia Gesing and Morgan Zafino each had two hits.

Eisenhower is back in action Thursday when it welcomes Cochranton to Werner Park for a 4 p.m. game.


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