WARDSVILLE, Mo. — The Fulton Woman Hornets acquired all They might want early.
Class 3 No. 4-ranked Fulton took down the No. 2-ranked Blair Oaks Woman Falcons 5-3 all by way of non-convention softball movement Monday On the Falcon Athletic Complicated.
The lady Hornets scored all 5 of their runs Inside The primary two innings To assemble the lead Which might hand the Woman Falcons their first Lack of the season.
“It begins with the leadoff hitter getting on twice,” Fulton coach Tim Echlemeier said. “Proper on down The road it was principally placing strain on them every at-bat. We have been In a place to Do this and we had good, strong contact all by way of The roadup.”
Reagan Echelmeier acquired the Woman Hornets on the scoreboard Inside The very Greater of The primary when she took a leadoff stroll, transferd To Third on Alex Trowbridge’s single to left and scored when Jayna Hedgpath despatched a double to The biggest area wall. Hedgpath’s double cleared the loaded bases after Rylee Caswell strolled following Trowbridge’s hit.
Caswell stayed alive Inside the batter’s area after a pop up in foul territory dropped to the dust and stored the inning going for the Woman Hornets.
Fulton scored two extra Inside the second.
Kyela Macon lined a ball that one-hopped the wall in left area for a double, then Echelmeier strolled as quickly as extra earlier than a Riley Baker sacrifice bunt transferd the runners to second and third.
A wild pitch allowed Macon To understand, then Trowbridge doubled to the wall in left-center To usher in Echelmeier.
“We simply tried To Search out out strategies to get runners on and transfer them over,” Tim Echelmeier said. “We have been fortunate to hit some balls strong early and get a Huge enough lead there the place our pitching was able To primarytain them off.”
The lady Falcons started to chip amethod On the lead Inside The underside of The primary.
Kadence Kliegel reveryed base on a areaer’s selection earlier than Andi Siebeneck hit A strong floorball And compelled an error. Kliegel sprinted in the direction of the plate when the ball traveled into left area and slid In just under the tag for the Woman Falcons’ first run.
Blair Oaks added one other run Inside the third when Siebeneck reveryed base on one other error, then transferd to second when Anna Hankins hit a floor ball in the direction of brief and beOn the throw at first for a single.
With two outs, Grace Boessen singled up The center and Siebeneck beOn the throw to the plate To reduce the Woman Hornets’ Finish in 5-2. Macee Ernst strolled and Kliegel smacked an RBI double to the wall in left area for the Falcons’ lone run Inside the third.
“It was A great, strong win,” Tim Echelmeier said. “Two ranked opponents going at. It is common season, it Does not matter Greater than merely understanding You can compete with these biggest teams Inside the state and know Yow will uncover A method to win.”
Miley Hawkins started for the Woman Hornets, pitching 5 innings and permitting three runs on six hits and two strolls, the placeas placing out one to earn the win.
Brilee Ash notched a save for Fulton with two scoreless innings pitched, permitting Just one baserunner on Worthwhile.
Oliby way of Moyer started Inside the circle for the Woman Falcons and pitched two innings, permitting 5 runs on 4 hits and three strolls, the placeas placing out two.
Siebeneck acquired here on in aid, pitching 5 scoreless innings and permitting solely three hits, the placeas placing out six.
“We’re fortunate to have 4 Fantastic freshman pitchers that acquired here On this yr,” Tim Echelmeier said. “And We now have An excellent junior pitcher. We’re simply fortunate to have A lot of depth On the pitching spot.”
Reagan Echelmeier strolled twice and scored each occasions for the Woman Hornets, the placeas Trowbridge doubled and singled with one RBI.
Hedgpath doubled For 3 RBI for Fulton.
Fulton (8-4) performs host to Moberly at 5 p.m. right now.
Blair Oaks beat Fulton 6-0 all by way of JV movement Monday.