Woodlan posts wins against AC despite soggy fields
Bess Fiechter dives for a fly ball. (Photo by Cassandra Lehman)
MONROE—It was gloom and doom for the Jets on their home field Tuesday night as Adams Central suffered their first loss of the season hosting the Woodlan Warriors in a losing battle, 11-1.
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The Warriors avenged a six-inning loss to the Jets two weeks back amidst the rainy conditions when AC won by the same score on Woodlan's field.
On Tuesday night, the Jets could muster only two hits in their offense behind the stellar pitching of Brad Baker who went all seven innings allowing just one run on two hits with a walk and 11 strikeouts.
Adams Central, now 9-1 on the season, simply could not find the answers at the plate and had bigger struggles in the field committing five errors in the contest.
Woodlan scored two runs in the first and three in the second before the Jets put their lone run on the board in the bottom of the third. After a scoreless fourth, Woodlan tacked on two more runs in the fifth and finished with four in the seventh.
The Jets' run in the third came when Isaac Soldner reached base on a fielder's choice. Matt Schwaller stroked the Jets' only extra base hit, a double, putting runners on second and third. A passed ball during the next at-bat scored Soldner from third.
Garrett VanBrocklin hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then in the second, Jake Summers hit a solo home run. Four batters later, Greg White stroked a two-run shot off of Soldner who started for the Jets.
Soldner went 4.0 innings allowing six hits for five runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Dalton Combs pitched two innings and allowed the other six runs (three earned) on just four hits with two walks and two K's. Clayton Harkless pitched the seventh relieving Combs and he allowed two hits but no further damage striking out the side.
Conner Lengerich had the only other Jet hit of the game, a single in the fifth.
WARRIORS 15, LADY JETS 1, 5 INNS.
MONROE—For just the second time this season, the Lady Jets have suffered defeat on the softball field after a 15-1 defeat in five innings at the hands of the Lady Warriors at the AC Landing Strip Tuesday night.
Woodlan was responsible for the Jets' first loss of the season as well proving to be quite the handful now at 5-0 on the season.
Poor weather did not deter the bats of the Warriors as three homeruns in the game put the Jets away for good on the offensive end for Woodlan.
Logan Smead was 2-4 on the day with five RBIs as both of her hits were out of the yard off of AC hurlers Sydnee Peterson and Abby Busse who split time on the mound.
The Warriors posted four in the top of the first inning setting the tone and then added two more in the top of the second for a 6-0 lead before the Lady Jets could tack on their only run of the game in the bottom of two.
Jenna Byer had the game's only RBI knocking in Olivia Macklin.