Union softball squad tops Hobbton

By David Johnson, Sports Writer

March 13, 2014

The Union Spartan softball team invaded the Wildcats’ den Wednesday and came away with an 11-7 win.

Hobbton coach Morgan Farroll said, “Makenzie Williams pitched a good game tonight. The umpire had a tight strike zone the first couple of innings and that is when Union scored most of their runs. She had 5 strike outs on the night. Union played hard and took advantage of our mistakes and hit the ball well. I am proud of our girls for fighting back the whole game and never giving up. This is a young team and they work hard for everything they get. We just need to fix a few small things at practice and be ready for the next game.”

For the Wildcats, Hannah Warren was 1-4 with 1 base on balls and 2 runs. Maddy Roesch had 1 base on balls and 2 runs. MacKenzie Williams 2-2, 2 bases on balls and 3 runs. Megan Parker 1-3 with 1 base on balls, 1 double, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base. Carla Sutton was 1-2, 2 bases on balls and 2 RBI. Caitlyn Stegal was 1-4.

Union coach Doug Burley said, “We had a total team effort. We had 17 total hits and only three errors. My two pitchers also had 9 strike outs. I am pleased with the way we played. We have some small things to work on.”

For Union, Hope Cottle was 2-4 with 1 run and 1 stolen base. Lauren Preddy was 2-4 with 1 run, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base. Michaela Robinson had 1 RBI. Katie Hunter was 3-4 with 2 runs, 1 RBI2 stolen bases and 1 double.Taylor Malpass had 1 RBI. Carley Jones was 2-2 with 2 runs, 2 base on balls and 2 stolen bases.Claire Riley 2-4 with 1 run, 1 RBI and 1 double. Alison Alphin was 3-4 with 3 runs, 2 RBI’s, 2 stolen bases and a double. Brianna Allen was 3-4 with 1 run, 3 RBI’s and a double.

The Lady Wildcats are 2-1 on the season, while Union is 2-2.