8th grade girls basketball
Lincoln loses closer with Urey in 2OT
The eighth grade Lady Redstorm lost their last game of the season in double overtime to Urey, ending the season with a 10-8 record.
Kara Morwood got fouled with .01 seconds to go in regulation and hit a free throw to send it in to the first overtime.
Leading the way in scoring for the Redstorm was Shannon Stephenson with 14 points. Lexi Mahabeer put in an outstanding defensive performance and chipped in six points.
sets pitching record
A rough second inning cost Ancilla the game, but Chargers pitcher Patrick Kinney got his name into the record books in the last half of Ancilla’s spring trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Kinney finished with a school-record 16 strikeouts, but a two-out fly ball in the second got lost in the lights to score three runs, and the Pennsylvania College of Technology beat Ancilla 5-2.
Ancilla accomplished an unusual feat during the game, picking up 21 outs without recording a force out at first base.
In their next game, the Chargers went up against Westmorland County Community College, recording nine hits but losing the game 4-2.
On the following day, Ancilla opened up against Nassau Community College. The Chargers fell behind early but battled back in the second to tie the game before Nassau pulled ahead for an eventual 6-3 win.
In their second game of the day, Ancilla faced off against Olney Central College as Olney scored 10 runs on eight hits to win the game 10-1.
On their final day of the trip, the Chargers took on John Wood Community College and were shut out 3-0.
Ancilla is back in action again this weekend for a doubleheader at Marian University to take on their JV squad on Saturday.
Ancilla opens 4-0
After opening up the season with a sweep on the road, the Ancilla College softball team followed up with a sweep in its home opening doubleheader, defeating Indiana Tech’s JV 3-1, 8-5.
Game one was a low-scoring affair and dominated by pitching and defense. Courtney Clark pitched her second complete game of the season and picked up her second win, allowing just four hits and striking out three.
Ancilla started the scoring with two unearned runs in the bottom of the second. Rohni Beck led off the inning with a walk and moved to second one out later on an Alysha Faler sacrifice bunt that was bobbled, allowing Faler to reach base, as well. A wild pitch moved both runners to second and third, and Trisha Dillon put the ball in play to score Beck on what looked to be a ground out to second base.
Indiana Tech got its only run of the game in the top of the fourth to cut the Charger lead in half at 2-1.
Ancilla answered in the bottom of the fifth as Cortney Ferrell led off the inning with a walk and was moved to second on a Kayleigh Schroeder sacrifice bunt. Gretchen Gieseking then stepped to the plate and ripped a triple to left to score Ferrell, capping off the scoring for the game and leaving the Chargers with a 3-1 victory.
Ancilla was held to just three hits in game one.
In game two, the Chargers rapped as many hits in the first inning as they had the entire first game. Ancilla scored two runs on three hits in the inning. Ferrell led off the inning with a double to left and scored two outs later on a Maura Hancock double to right. Hancock scored one batter later, when Clark singled to right.
The Chargers upped their lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the second with four singles. Emily Steele led off the inning with a single up the middle and went station to station with hits from Faler, Ferrell, and the RBI single from Schroeder.
After Indiana Tech busted out for five runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-3 lead, Ancilla answered with four runs on five hits in the fifth inning. Schroeder led off the inning with a single, Hancock singled with one out, Clark loaded the bases with her single and moved to third on a two-RBI double from Beck, and Clark and Beck scored on a two-out Faler double.
The Chargers added an insurance run in the sixth as Ferrell led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch and was moved to second on a Schroeder sacrifice. She scored after a wild pitch and Gieseking single.
Trisha Dillon picked up the win in relief for Ancilla, her first of the season. Dillon retired the first seven batters she faced and left the bases loaded in the seventh without allowing a run in 3 1/3 innings of work.