Despite seeing its eight-run lead whittled down by the end, Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity still held off Bishop Ward for a 10-8 victory on Thursday. Bishop Ward scored four runs in the failed comeback on a home run by L Stoker and a home run by M Tinoco.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity collected 16 hits and Bishop Ward had ten.
Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity got things moving in the second inning. Grace West drove in one when she singled.
Bishop Ward scored four runs in the seventh inning. The big inning for Bishop Ward came thanks to home runs by Stoker and Tinoco.
McKenzie Brown led the Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity to victory in the pitcher’s circle. She allowed ten hits and eight runs over seven innings, striking out 15.
Tinoco took the loss for Bishop Ward. She lasted seven innings, allowing 16 hits and ten runs while striking out five and walking one.
Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity launched two home runs on the day. Alyssa Seichepine went for the long ball in the fourth inning. Kaylee McLain had a homer in the sixth inning.
Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity collected 16 hits. McLain, Leah Seichepine, Seichepine, and Marilyn Thomas all managed multiple hits for Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity. Thomas, Seichepine, Seichepine, and McLain each managed three hits to lead Leavenworth Pioneers Varsity.
Bishop Ward scattered ten hits in the game. Z Grayson, Stoker, J Ruth, and Tinoco each racked up multiple hits for Bishop Ward. Grayson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Bishop Ward in hits.
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