Here’s a recap of the action from the softball diamonds as both Scottsbluff and Gering earned wins on Tuesday night.
For Scottsbluff it was a 6-4 win at home over Chadron behind the pitching of Jordyn Grasmick. Grasmick was named the Taco John’s player of the game for her seven inning complete game effort. She allowed just three earned runs on five hits while striking out five.
Scottsbluff scored one run in the 2nd, two in the 3rd and then three more in the 3rd inning. Multi-hit games for the Lady Cats were provided by Tiersa Darley, Rachelle Palser, and Erin Willats, while freshman Taylor Klein drove in a pair.
Chadron starting pitcher Dana Dunbar went the distance but suffered the loss. The Lady Cardinals got two hits from Hannah Kennell.
Scottsbluff improved to 5-3 while Chadron remained winless at 0-5.
It was a wild one on the road for Gering as they clipped Alliance 16-13.
A total of 16 runs were scored in the 7th and final inning of the night. Gering entered trailing 7-6 but they rallied for a 10 spot to lead 16-7 as play went to the bottom of the 7th.
Alliance didn’t go quietly, though, rallying for six runs of their own to close to within 16-13 before Gering slammed the door shut.
A combined 29 runs on 27 hits, the game also featured a combined 12 errors.
Many hitting stars on the night for Gering including Kaylee Bohnsack, who homered and drove in three in her 2-4 night. Kaetlyn Todd was 3-5 with four runs scored and she drove in a pair. Kiana Island finished up 3-5 with three RBI.
Jacey Marietta got the win in the circle for Gering and of the 13 runs she allowed only four were earned runs. Gering committed eight errors on the night.
Grace Tolstedt was the losing pitcher for Alliance. She allowed nine earned runs, 13 total. Tolstedt also homered in the loss.
Gering is now 4-2 while Alliance drops to 2-3.