Defense dictates win in split
The Lady Hornets split their doubleheader games with the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Lady Rebels Thursday, as DGF won the first game by the score of 9-5, and the Hornets won the second game by the score of 8-6.
Both teams had their share of defensive mistakes in both games, and ultimately it was the team that played better defensively that won each time.
In the first game, Kaylee Pender from the Rebels and Kari Shipman from the Lady Hornets had their own personal battle, as they each hit an over the fence home run in this game.
Pender also had two other singles in the game, while Shipman had two triples to go with her long ball.
Defensively, both teams struggled at times, and this led to several unearned runs for each team.
Emma Buhr went the distance for the Lady Hornets and she gave up four earned runs, while allowing 10 hits and two walks, and struck out six Lady Rebels.
Offensively, the Hornets had seven hits, with Shipman owning three of them and Chloe Streeper, Brittney Blauert, Ashley Bachmann and Buhr having one hit apiece.
In the second game, the Lady Hornets turned three double plays, which played a big part in this evenly contested game.
Again, both teams had their defensive lapses, which led to several unearned runs, but it was the Lady Hornets who won out in this match-up by the score of 8-6.
Blauert picked up her second win of the season as she went the distance for the Lady Hornets.
She gave up three earned runs, while allowing nine hits and walking four Rebel batters.
A key factor for the win was the three inning ending double plays her teammates turned behind her.
Offensively, the Hornets were led by Taylor Tappe's two hits, and her teammates Alexis Tappe, Shipman, Stender, Blauert and Bachmann all had one hit a piece in this game.