Manual Blog (week five)

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As we conclude another week, we finished with a 1-2 record.

Our first loss was againstAssu mption as we fell behind early. We racked up nine hits, but couldn’t seem to comeback. Jeanay Riley led us in the circle for four innings, striking out two.  Ashlyn Zubere threw two innings in relief. Riley, Anna Grace Avetisian, and Maddison Ellis all managed to getmultiple hits during the game.

Our next game was a 6-4 loss to Jeffersonville (Ind.). We came out strong in the firstinning with Ella Forish batting in one run. We went scoreless until the fifth when Riley and Avetisian moved three runners across the plate. Zuberer toed the circle for five innings, striking out seven batters and walking none. Riley threw two innings in relief. Over all the offense came in strong with 10hits in the game. Alexis Skiles, Meryck Hardley, and Forish all had multiple hits in the game.

The next matchup was a 3-1 win over Silver Creek (Ind.). The game was tied at 1  when Riley tripled o n a 1-2 count, scoring one run. Pitching was a major factor in the game with Riley pitching all seven innings, striking out 12. Silver Creek struck out 8. Sydney Skiles led us at the plate with 3 hits in 3 at bats. Our defense did not have a single error.

As the season progresses, we are having a few injury encounters and some illnesses among this young team, but they battle hard to get back on the field. We had another cancellation due to weather this past Monday and we look forward to another round of games at our home field this weekend!