Dropping their first three games of the season at the Peoples Bank Back to School Softball Classic in Sullivan, Hannah Koppelmann’s Owensville Dutchgirls continued their stretch of road games …
Dropping their first three games of the season at the Peoples Bank Back to School Softball Classic in Sullivan, Hannah Koppelmann’s Owensville Dutchgirls continued their stretch of road games to open the season last week.
Facing St. Francis Borgia’s Lady Knights and Linn’s Lady Wildcats, OHS looked to remove their goose egg from win column.
Last Thursday in Osage County against Linn’s Lady Wildcats, the Dutchgirls had a 2-1 lead after one inning before a seven-run bottom of the second inning put Owensville in a six-run hole.
Allowing four more runs in the bottom of the third inning, the orange and black simply did not have an answer on offense before falling 13-2 in five innings on the road at Linn.
OHS seized the early momentum using a two-out rally in the top of the first inning to break the scoreless tie.
Kate Blankenship started the two-out rally with a single only to see Hannah Keeney and Bailee Dare also single to load the bases for Claire Oswalt.
Sending a 1-1 pitch up the middle for another single, Oswalt drove in Blankenship and courtesy runner Isabella Pratt giving Owensville an early 2-0 lead.
Linn answered with a two-out rally of their own in the bottom of the first inning scoring a run on two hits cutting OHS’ lead in half to 2-1 after one frame of softball.
Caidence Goodman singled with one out in the top of the second inning only to be left stranded on the base paths.
Linn cashed in six hits, three errors and a walk into seven runs all with two outs in the bottom of the second inning to take an 8-2 lead over Owensville.
Seeing Linn add four runs in the bottom of the third and a single run in the bottom of the fourth inning, Owensville left Osage County on the wrong side of a 13-2 final score.
Cailin Floyd recorded a one-out double in the top of the fourth inning while Clara Julius reached on an error in the top of the fifth to represent Owensville’s remaining base runners against Linn.
Last Tuesday at St. Francis Borgia, Owensville trailed 10-0 after four innings before breaking up the Lady Knight shutout bid with two runs in the top of the fifth inning of their 10-2 loss.
Down 2-0 after one inning, OHS saw Borgia turn seven hits in the bottom of the second inning into six runs.
Owensville broke up Borgia’s shutout bid in the top of the fifth inning when Oswalt doubled and scored on a Floyd RBI double.
Floyd later scored on a Goodman RBI single accounting for OHS’ two runs against the Lady Knights.
Julius added two hits for the Dutchgirls against Borgia while Rylee Dare recorded her first varsity hit with a leadoff single in the top of the second inning.
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