Softball Sees Success

The Cowboy Softball team went 3-2 in their last five league games.  On the 25th, the Cowboys scored a 7-4 victory at Finneytown behind a two-hitter by Madeline Juergens and a 2-run homerun by Skylar Wolski.  Michaela Fetter took over first base for a missing Emma Jacquemin, and recorded 8 put-outs.
In the second game, the Cowboys hosted Reading.  They jumped out to an early 6-1 lead thanks to a homerun by Sammy Campbell in the second inning.  The Reading offense took advantage of the second game without Emma as the Cowboys felt the strain of being in unfamiliar positions, and the Cowboys found themselves in their only blowout loss of the season.
The Cowboys rebounded in admirable fashion as they took on Deer Park.  Emma Melvin saw her first action of the season in the field, after returning from an injury.  They spotted Deer Park a 5-1 lead entering the bottom of the fifth; and after a shaky start, the return of Emma Jacquemin seemed to settle the defense.  Shelby Fritz was hit by pitch twice, and singled in the seventh to set the table for Ally Golden.  The seniors took over starting in the fifth.  MJ retired 9 of the last 10 batters she faced, and Ally Golden scored twice, then singled in the tying and winning runs (MJ was the winning run) with 2 outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 victory.  
The finale of the set against Finneytown was again a nail biter.  Reilly Boss scored the first two runs, while Regan Raymer scored the last two, including the game winner in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Sammy Campbell.

On May 4th, Wyoming visited Deer Park.  Although they came out offensively strong, scoring 4 runs in the top of the first, the defense was a little shaky in the bottom of the second, yielding 6 runs.  The absence of Skylar Wolski (probable concussion) was apparent.  Shelby filled in for Wolski behind the plate, but Wolski’s bat was also sorely missed.  The Cowboys again made the game exciting, as they scored four runs in the top of the sixth to pull within a run, 9-8.   After holding Deer Park scoreless in the sixth, the Cowboys left the tying run at third, and the go-ahead run at second.  With a 7-4 league record, the Cowboys are guaranteed a winning CHL season (the first for this senior class); and with just one league game left against Reading, could place anywhere from second to fourth.

The Cowboys will host Anderson on Saturday and that will be their Senior day.  The game starts at 1 o'clock.  We hope to see you there to support our Cowboys and to wish our Seniors luck in their future!

Thanks to Lisa Golden for the report.
See more April 25 Finneytown pictures HERE
See more April 27th Reading pictures HERE
See more May 2nd Deer Park pictures HERE
See more May 3rd Finneytown pictures HERE

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