2013-05-09 / Sports

Emeralds hammer in 21 runs against Gwinn

Ashley Menominee at the pitchers mound on Tuesday. Ashley Menominee at the pitchers mound on Tuesday. MANISTIQUE – The Lady Emeralds bats were hot just as temperatures reached the 70s in Manistique Tuesday night.

The Emerald fast pitch softball team rallied early, beating Gwinn 11-0 in the opener and 10-0 in the night cap.

Up 3-0 following the start of game one, the Emeralds added one run in the second and then put the game away scoring seven more runs in the fourth inning to seal the win.

Breiann Richey got the win in game one. In five innings of work, she saw 16 batters, struck-out four and walked just one.

Haley MacGregor, Madison Russell, Sydney Chartier and Lindsay Knuth crossed the plate twice each in the win. Allie Nagy, Ashley Menominee and Richey crossed once each. Nagy and Richey also had two RBI’s.

Bats stayed hot in the nightcap. With one run in the first, the Emeralds added five more in the second inning to put game two away early.

Menominee was on the mound for the win in game two. She faced 17 batters, struck-out five and gave up just one hit.

Nagy made three trips around the bases. Amanda Ziminski added two runs, Kelsey Gonyea, Knuth, Sam Williams and Niki Walters, one run each.

Manistique dropped two on the road to Rapid River last Wednesday. It took an overtime effort for the Rockets to come out on top 6-5 in the opener and in a quick start, they took game two by the score of 10-3.

The squad will travel to Escanaba on Saturday to play in the Escanaba Invitational. They will take on Westwood at 11 a.m. and compete in the afternoon against Escanaba JV at 1 p.m. and Gladstone JV at 3 p.m.

May 13 they will be on the road to Stephenson.

They will be back on their home field on May 15 at 4 p.m. against Norway.

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