Koppelmann’s softball Dutchgirls open FRC action with mixed results

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 9/29/21

During the first half of the Four Rivers Conference (FRC) softball slate for Owensville’s Dutchgirls, it has either been feast or famine.

Looking to improve to 3-1 in FRC softball play, …

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Koppelmann’s softball Dutchgirls open FRC action with mixed results

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During the first half of the Four Rivers Conference (FRC) softball slate for Owensville’s Dutchgirls, it has either been feast or famine.

Looking to improve to 3-1 in FRC softball play, Hannah Koppelmann’s OHS softball team ventured into Franklin County to take on Pacific’s Lady Indians last Thursday.

Trailing 5-0 through five innings, the Dutchgirls saw PHS double their run total in the bottom of the sixth inning to end up on the short end of a 10-0 final score in six innings.

Held to two hits, Owensville’s first base runner did not occur until the top of the fourth inning on a one-out single from Anna Finley.

OHS also got a one-out single from Emma Daniels in the top of the fifth inning in addition to a walk from Hannah Nelson.

Both runners were left stranded on an inning-ending strikeout.

Two days earlier on Tuesday, Sept. 21, Owensville welcomed St. Clair’s Lady Bulldogs to OHS Field.

Jumping out to a quick 5-0 lead after one inning, OHS went on to an 11-1 mercy-rule victory in six innings over St. Clair.

Earning the complete-game victory in the pitching circle allowing just one run on one with seven strikeouts, Addison Wright had a hay day at the plate.

Hitting a two-run home run as part of OHS’ five-run bottom of the first inning, Wright decided to send another two-run shot over the fence in the bottom of the second as part of a three-run inning.

In addition to Wright’s first-inning home run, Finley added a two-RBI triple scoring Leah Reed and Bailee Dare.

Ali Daniels also walked and scored on a Caidence Goodman RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning against St. Clair.

Emma Daniels also tripled and scored after Wright’s second home run of the game in the bottom of the second inning pushing Owensville to an 8-0 lead through two innings.

Emma Daniels tripled and scored in the bottom of the fourth before Kate Blankenship walked and scored on an error pushing the Dutchgirl lead to 10-1 after four innings.

April Jahnsen was hit by a pitch and scored when Blankenship reached on an error in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game.

Falling 10-0 to Sullivan back on Thursday, Sept. 9, an Addison Wright single broke up Evvie Blankenship’s bid for a no-hitter and perfect game.

In OHS’ FRC opener at Union back on Tuesday, Sept. 7, a seven-run top of the fourth inning propelled the Dutchgirls to a 12-1 mercy-rule win in six innings.

Reed finished the game with four hits, three runs scored and two RBIs for Owensville.

Dare, Finley, Addison Wright and Paige Loyd also had two hits apiece against Union.

Wright also drove in a game-high four runs batted in.

OHS will wrap up FRC play today (Wednesday) at OHS Field with a varsity doubleheader against New Haven and St. James.

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