By Andie Holmberg
The Times 

Lady Cards Fall to Colton Three Times

 

Andie Holmberg

Waitsburg baserunner Timber Frohreich slides safely into home during a game earlier this year.

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg softball team played a tough Colton team three times last week, and dropped all three games.

On April 11, the Lady Cardinals traveled to Colton and were defeated 13-3. The Cards struggled to find their offense coming off spring break, putting up just three hits in the game.

On Saturday, Waitsburg hosted Colton in a double-header. In the first game, Waitsburg hit the ball well, putting up 11 hits. Ariel Sandau led the way with three hits, followed by Tayler Jones, Timber Frohreich and Chloe Pearson with a pair each.

The Cards led through the third inning, but defensive errors in the fourth and sixth innings allowed Colton seven unearned runs to overcome the Cards 16-9. Both errors were made trying to catch runners off base.

Waitsburg was also able to turn two double plays in the first game, and Devon Harshman gave her team a much-needed homerun.

"It's unfortunate, because the girls were playing really well and showing just how competitive they can be," said Waitsburg Coach Angie Potts. "The errors were aggressive mistakes trying to catch runners off base.We want the girls making aggressive plays and taking chances, so we'll keep working with them on those things, to cut down on the errors."

In the second game, Waitsburg's bats went cold, with Karlie Matthews getting the Cardinal's sole hit. Colton continued to dominate the Cards with 20 runs on 12 hits and no errors.

Tuesday, 4/11/17 at Colton

Waitsburg 0 1 0 1 1 - 3 runs 3 hits 0 errors

Colton 0 3 7 2 x - 13 runs 17 hits 3 errors

Battery: Colton: E. Schultheis and Kelley; Waitsburg: Benson and J. Alleman

Hits: Waitsburg: Jones, Williams, Pearson Colton: K. Druffel, Moehrle 2, E. Schultheis 2, Em. Schultheis 2, Kelley 2, Smith 2, Pluid, L. Smith 2, Thomas 3

Saturday, 4/15/17

Game 1

Colton 1 0 0 4 1 5 5 - 16 runs 9 hits 2errors

Waitsburg 2 0 3 0 0 0 4 - 9 runs 11 hits 4 errors

Battery: E. Schultheis and Kelley; Sandau, Benson (5) and Harshman

Hits - Colton: Druffel 2, E. Schultheis, Em. Schultheis, Kelley, Smith, Thomas 2; Waitsburg: Sandau 3, Jones 2, Frohreich 2, Pearson 2, Harshman, Forney, Matthews

HR: Harshman

Game 2:

Colton 2 4 8 1 1 4 - 20 runs 12 hits 0 errors

Waitsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 runs 1 hits 5 errors

Battery: Em. Schultheis and Kelley; Sandau, Benson (4) and Harshman, VanBlaricom (4)

Hits: Colton: Druffel, Moehrle, E. Schultheis 3, Smith, Pluid 2, Smith 2, Thomas; Waitsburg: Matthews

 

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