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Park Softball earns a spectacular 11 runs in the first inning against STLCOP

Kalie Strain, Reporter

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Park’s softball team split the series with St. Louis College of Pharmacy over the weekend with an 8-5 loss and an astonishing 19-5 win in just 5 innings. The Pirates are 4-4 in conference play.

Game one was scoreless until the fourth inning. Eutectic’s Ellie Ottensmeyer took advantage of senior Courtney Seymour’s error in right field to score. Two more runs were scored for the Eutectics on a RBI double by Amber Walsh to center field and a RBI single by Kristen Kolkmeyer down the right field line.

Park made a loud come back in the bottom of the fourth inning with a three run homerun over the center field wall by senior Annali Cleek.

In the top of the fifth inning the Eutectics responded with their own two run home run by Lauren Wright.

The game was quiet again until the top of the seventh inning when Walsh hit an RBI single through the left side. Then Dewald hit a two run RBI single to bring St. Louis School of Pharmacy to an 8-3 lead.

The Pirates tried to come back in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI triple by junior Katie Carr and an RBI single by designated hitter senior Shelby Bendure. The pirates threatened to make a seventh inning rally with bases loaded and two outs. However, the momentum was squashed when senior Olivia Atkinson flew out to end the game.

Game two against the Eutectics started with a bang and an 11 run first inning for the pirates. Cleek, Bendure, freshman Lexie Duncan, Seymour and Carr all earned RBIs in the first inning. Cleek earned a total of two RBIs in the first inning with two at bats and Bendure earned four RBIs with two at bats.

Eutectics tried to cut the lead down by earning three runs in the top of the second inning but the Pirates responded with a two-run homerun by Duncan that brought the Pirate’s total to a whopping 13.

In the third inning the Eutectics tried again to chip away at the Pirate’s large lead with a two run RBI single by Bethany Oberlink. However, the Pirate’s responded with a four-run bottom of the third.

Park earned two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to bring their total score to 19. St. Louis College of Pharmacy scored no runs in the top of the fifth inning and that’s where the game ended. Bendure clenched the win for Park on the mound with only allowing five runs.

 

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Park Softball earns a spectacular 11 runs in the first inning against STLCOP