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Laurier Softball Heads Into Final Week Seeking Second Place

September 26, 2018

Waterloo, ON - - Laurier Softball Heads Into Final Week Seeking Second Place

Laurier Softball Heads Into Final Week Seeking Second Place

2-2 Record Improves Laurier to 8-4

The women’s softball team was on the road this past weekend to take on the Windsor Lancers on Saturday and Western Mustangs on Sunday, splitting the weekend with two wins and two losses.

For the first time this season, the Golden Hawks did not score in the first inning against the Lancers. It took until the third inning when Alanna Hentges led-off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Megan Harland. Sonya Carnegie then tripled to right field to open the scoring, ultimately scoring off a fielders-choice from Bobbi Sue Hentges. Briana Norlock kept things going with a two-out double and then scored off a Jade McGarr double for a 3-0 lead. The Lancers fought their way back and tied the game at threes until the fifth inning when three straight singles put the Golden Hawks up and Cam Schnarr put the game away with a triple for a 6-4 Laurier win. Sabrina Barko picked up her third straight win of the season.

In game two of the double header the Golden Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. Bobbi-Sue Hentges led-off with a double followed by a single from McGarr. Schnarr and Kathleen Gregus then had back to back doubles. Laurier added another in the third from Schnarr’s second double of the game. Windsor would work to come back into the game but the Golden Hawks fought them off for a 5-3 win. Katie Matheson-Green picked up the win with Barko coming in for the save.

Laurier then travelled to London to take on the Western Mustangs, a repeat of the 2013, 2014 and 2017 Ontario Championship final. The Golden Hawks came out firing in the top of the first, scoring four runs for the early lead but couldn’t hold on as the Mustangs’ offense was too much, en route to an 11-4 win. Western continued with hot bats in game two, defeating Laurier 14-2.

Laurier will now return home to finish the regular season against the Waterloo Warriors on Friday night at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Hillside Park.


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