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Softball Grabs First Win In Brittney Harvey Period Throughout Opening … – Hope School Athletics

Softball Grabs First Win In Brittney Harvey Period Throughout Opening … – Hope School Athletics

The Hope School softball workforce picked up its first win of the season throughout a three-game opening weekend in Edwardsville, Illinois.

With all three video games determined by one run, the Flying Dutch went 1-2 in opening weekend, highlighted by a 5-4 seven-inning-win over Carroll College (Wis.) on Saturday. Hope dropped a Friday matchup with Fontbonne College (Mo.), 4-3, in addition to their last sport of the weekend, a 10-9 loss to DePauw College (Ind.). 

“We realized rather a lot this weekend each them and me,” stated head coach Brittney Harvey. “I’m pleased with the best way they competed, they usually confirmed lots of battle with the 2 further inning video games. I am extraordinarily excited to see the place we go as we proceed to fall in love with the method.”

In opposition to Carroll, the orange and blue cashed in on a four-run third inning the place senior Lexi Potapczak (Naperville, Illinois / Benet Academy) earned a bases-loaed stroll in her at-bat, which despatched in freshman Kate DeMann (Byron Middle, Michigan / South Christian) with the primary run.

Freshman infielder Mya Spisz (Oxford, Michigan / Oxford) then discovered herself protected at first after an error by Carroll within the area that allowed junior Emily Martin (Whitehall, Michigan / Whitehall) to cross house plate with an unearned run. Senior Haley Bennett (Livonia, Michigan / Benjamin Franklin) then hit a two-run single to plate Potapczak and junior Grace Henry (Hudsonville, Michigan / Hudsoonville).

Carroll tied the rating with a three-run rally within the prime of fifth. Lexie DeHoop (Hudsonville, Michigan / Unity Christian) scored the game-winning run within the backside of the fifth on a Carroll fielding error.

Junior Alaina Adams (Oak Creek, Wisconsin / St. Thomas Extra) recorded the win for the Flying Dutch after permitting only one stroll and no runs in opposition to 9 batters in reduction. Freshman Samantha Vermeesch (Ithaca, Michigan / Ithaca) tossed a scoreless seventh for the save. 

DeMann and senior Peyton Benjamin (Eaton Rapids, Michigan / Eaton Rapids) led Hope with two hits a bit within the win over Carroll, whereas DeMann had a team-high two stolen bases. 

Saturday’s second sport of the day had the Flying Dutch confronted off with DePauw College, the place a 10-9 victory went to DePauw. Hope was down 6-0 earlier than a run for the orange and blue crossed the plate within the backside of the fourth when freshman Kennedi Pochmara (Clinton Township / Chippewa Valley) singled to ship in Bennett to attain. Hope then tacked on 4 extra runs within the sixth inning, displaying some grit in a possible comeback. DePauw held their floor, maintaining Hope at bay and securing the win by a single run. 

Bennett collected a game-high three hits in Hope’s third sport in two days. Martin, together with Henry and senior Cayley Ebeling (Shelby Township, Michigan / Utica) every tallied two hits apiece.

In Friday’s loss to Fontbonne, each Benjamin and Potapczak doubled for the Flying Dutch. Benjamin’s RBI double within the prime of the seventh compelled further innings. Fontbonne scored on a stroll off infield single within the ninth.

Adams went the gap within the circle, pitching 8 2/3 innings for Hope and placing up six strikeouts and strolling only one. 

The Flying Dutch look to step on their house area to host Defiance School (Ohio), on Saturday, March 4, at Wolters Stadium. The doubleheader is about to start at 1 p.m.


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