Fort Loramie softball sweeps Jackson Center

By: 
Seth Kinker
Sports Editororts Editor

The Fort Loramie softball team (3-1) took two games from Jackson Center on Jun. 4, traveling to take on the Lady Tigers on a sunny Thursday afternoon. 

In their first games of the summer on Jun. 1, the bats were slow to warm up, dropping game one with only one run scored before exploding for 11 in game two. 

Yesterday, the Lady Redskins had no such problem as they combined for 27 runs and 22 hits in the two games against the Lady Tigers. 

In the first game, a 12-2 victory, a seven run second inning put the Lady Redskins in the driver’s seat. 

Lady Redskins freshman Aubrey Turner started the inning off with an infield single and the Lady Redskins would go through their whole batting order as good baserunning and strategic hits got them seven runs before a pop up ended the threat with two runners still on base.

The Lady Tigers would get on the board in tee bottom of the second and would add one more run in the fourth inning but a three run fifth inning for the Lady Redskins triggered the mercy rule ending game one. 

In that fifth inning, freshman Laura Gusching brought a runner home with a groundout to make it 10-2 and two batter later, junior Clara Gephart hit an infield single to score another run and Turner hit a stand-up double to bring home Gephart.  

Turner led the team going 3-4 with two runs and two runs batted in (RBI), Gephart went 2-3 with three runs and 3 RBIs and sophomore Aubrey Baker went 2-4 with one run. 

Sophomore Lauren Bergman pitched a complete game, only allowing two earned runs and strikeout out seven batters. 

Game two was similar to game one, a fast start for the Lady Redskins resulting in too big of a hill to climb for the Lady Tigers. This game went to five innings after the score triggered the mercy rule but they played an extra inning because why not play some more softball on a nice Thursday evening? 

The Lady Redskins loaded the bases in the top of the first. One runner was walked in, another was brought home on a single, a wild pitch allowed a runner to score from third two times and another infield single made it five total runs.

The Lady Tigers would respond with two runs of their own but the Lady Redskins kept coming. 

Between the second and fourth innings they outscored he Lady Tigers 8-0 with six runs coming in the second inning. 

Freshman Lillian Moore led the Lady Redskins in game two, going 3-4 with two runs and an RBI, junior Katelyn DeLoye was 2-3 with three runs and an RBI, junior Lorissa Hoying went 1-2 with two runs and 2 RBIs and Bergman went 2-2 with one run and 2 RBIs. 

On Jun. 8 the Lady Redskins (3-1) host Coldwater in a doubleheader starting at 5:30. 

For more photos of this game, click here.