After beating Chase County 19-1 over the weekend at the Scottsbluff Invitational you might have expected a clean sweep for the Lady Bulldogs when the two teams played Tuesday night in Gering.
A sweep wasn’t in the cards for Gering, though.
Chase County took game one 16-8. Some shaky pitching and defense led to the game one loss for Gering. Defensively they committed five errors and in the circle they allowed a total of 14 hits, seven of which went for extra bases.
Tori Hoagland got the start and lasted just two innings, allowing seven runs (just two earned) on seven hits. Jacey Marietta, the teams ace, didn’t fare much better. Marietta allowed nine runs (again, just two earned) on seven hits to take the loss.
At the plate not a lot of offense in game one for Gering. Delany Dean finished 2-4 with two runs scored while Paige Peterson drove in a pair.
Gering bounced back nicely in game two for a 5-2 win.
This time around Marietta got the start and threw just 59 pitches in her complete game effort over seven innings to earn the win. The defense behind her was error free.
Again, not a lot of fireworks at the plate as the Lady Bulldogs tallied just three hits, the big blow a bases clearing three run double for Kiana Island. Jessica Svoboad had a hit, two runs scored, and a RBI.
For Scottsbluff last night a blowout win on the road, 23-3 at Holyoke, Colorado.
The Lady Bearcats hung a crooked number in all five innings, totaling 15 hits in the process.
Rachelle Palser had a breakout night at the dish, going 4-5 with four runs scored and three driven in.
Other multi-hit games came from Lisbeth Morales, Maddy Keller, Tiersa Darley, Taylor Klein, and Sam Davis.
Erin Willats got the start and tossed two shutout innings. The win went to Jordyn Grasmick, who tossed three frames and allowed three runs.
Scottsbluff plays at Gering tomorrow night and we’ll have KNEB.tv and Allo channel 15 coverage starting at 6:50 with first pitch at 7 p.m.