Indians softball splits doubleheader, goes to 7-1


The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Cosgrove hit a leadoff double to center field before crossing home plate on a Nuckols groundout. Minot State added another run in the third on Isis Cabral's single.

In the bottom of the frame, Jaclyn Cortese led off with a single and the Ravens quickly got runners on second and third for Allison Shaw to drive home Cortese from third.

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times Frontier's Katelyn Tidd, left, slides home safely on a wild pitch as St. Marys pitcher Mahayla Nichols looks on during a high school softball game Thursday in New Matamoras. After another Stites RBI in the fourth scoring Megan Harmon, the Knights had a five-run fifth to secure an eight-point margin and end the game after five innings.

The Mustangs' added two more runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles by Conner and Mackenzie Lose. The Knights stole six bases as a team in the game. "I think the intensity was boosted up and I think we came together as one in that second game".

Elise Madison pitched for Pleasant Grove and allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out three.

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Midland pitcher Jaylee Hinrichs struck out 10 batters and allowed seven hits to get the win.

Jordyn Friel and Miranda Nutter picked up RBIs as well in the inning to give the Lady Panthers a 12-2 10-run rule victory.

Cara Alexander went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to power the Golden Warriors to a 7-1 road win over Ottawa. Molly Pendley put the Lady Warriors back up two with an RBI single into left field that loaded the bases for Olivia Ball. Jason Krar started on the mound and was credited with his first win of the season after going six innings with five strikeouts, allowing just a walk.

After Kaiti White struck out the side in order in the top of the first inning, the Lady Lions scored 3 runs in the bottom of the inning. Ricker was called out with a grounder to third base putting Casey on second and Carly Rennie (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) on first with two outs. Morhaus was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs in her first start of the season. Hastings singled to right field to send Ecker across home plate.

The Warriors made things interesting in the fifth inning when Sarah Taheny (2 for 2) led off with a double and scored on a passed ball.

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Bender singled with one out before Nuckols sent her home with a triple to center field.

After Gerdes and Ecker each walked, Foellner scored on a sacrifice fly ball by Hastings.

Also Wednesday, the No. 2 ranked Mora Rangers routed Questa 21-0, improving to 7-2. Erik Dusseldorp (L 1-1) Ty Engle (7) and Dan Clancy.

Louis softball team stepped out of non-conference play and posted a doubleheader sweep at Greenville University on Thursday afternoon in Greenville, Ill. Other than a 5-4 victory over Sandburg, all of its triumphs were by four or more runs.

Allison O'Rourke also went 2-for-3 for Amboy. Tanya Chavez was 3-3 with 1 RBI.

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Cole Lapinel (W) Schaefer (5) and Jared Jonker.