NEW CASTLE —
The Lady Spartans were limited to just two hits in a Section 5-AA road loss to Riverside. The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.
“We had some errors and that cost us some runs,” Laurel coach Lori Krol said. “We have to solidify our defense.
“Hitting wise, we hit the ball. We’re proving we can hit it, we just need them to fall in.”
Kristan Fedrizzi (0-1) suffered the loss. Fedrizzi worked 4 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and 11 runs — 10 earned — with five walks and two strikeouts.
The Lady Panthers (1-0, 1-0) scored two runs in the first, four in the third and five more in the fourth. The Lady Spartans dropped to 0-2, 0-2.
Kennedy Catholic 3
The Lady Greyhounds broke the game open with a six-run fourth inning in a season-opening nonsection home win over Kennedy Catholic. The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Wilmington scored three runs in the first and two more in the second for a 5-2 lead after three innings before the outburst.
Cassidy Marett registered three hits for the Lady Greyhounds. Alanna Elliott and Ashley Houk collected two hits and a pair of RBIs each. Courtney Cohen delivered two RBIs.
Abby Sotter picked up the win. Sotter gave up six hits and three earned runs with one walk and eight strikeouts.
“It was just nice to get out on the field,” first-year Wilmington coach Tom Reed said. “We’ve got a lot of things to work on. But I was very happy with our performance.”
Central Valley 8,
New Castle 5
The Lady ’Canes outhit Central Valley, 9-8, but gave up three home runs in a Section 1-AAA road loss.
New Castle (0-1, 1-3) scored three runs in the third, one in the fifth and another in the sixth.
“I’m very pleased with our hitting,” Lady ’Canes coach Leah Ann Williams said. “We left too many runners on.
“I thought we played good ball; we only had a couple of errors early. It was a good game; I was really pleased with the effort.”
Alyea Cioffi (1-1) took the loss. Cioffi pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs — five earned — with a walk and three strikeouts.
Jenna Frank and Aleigha Withrow recorded two hits each for the Lady ’Canes. Withrow drove in two runs as well.
The Lady Warriors (1-0, 1-1) tallied a run in the first, one in the second, four in the fourth and two more in the fifth.