The Wolverine girls had one of their best overall nights at Remsen on Wednesday, June 15. They led seventh-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s the entire game until the last out of the night.
The first three innings of play neither team scored a run. In the fourth inning South O’Brien scored three runs. The scoring started when Abby Schreck hit a leadoff single. That was followed up by Payton Farquhar bunting and reaching on an error that allowed Schreck’s courtesy runner, Marissa Ebel, to move to third and Farquhar to second. Jinger Nieuwenhuis reached base on another error, which also scored Ebel. Grace Fuhrman hit a sac fly to advance the runners to second and third. Payton Farquhar scored on a passed ball and Reese Farquhar, who was running for Nieuwenhuis, scored on a sac fly by Annika Jenness, which was a very close play at the plate.
RSM would end up getting a run of their own to make the score 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth. The fifth and sixth innings were quiet, with neither team scoring.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Hawks came to life. Their first batter drew a walk and got to third on a single by the next batter. The runner on first stole second to put runners on second and third. On the next play South O’Brien had an error which allowed a run to score and that was followed by a walk to load the bases with no outs and the score still 3-2 in favor of the Wolverines. South O’Brien moved its outfielders in because they could not let the girl on second score. A hot line drive up the middle to Jenness in centerfield was caught. She threw to third for the double play, but was just late, as the runner barely beat the throw to the base.
With the bases still loaded Fuhrman coaxed a fly ball putout to second baseman Payton Farquhar. Now with two outs and the game on the line, RSM got a linedrive up the middle from their next hitter and ended up winning 4-3. It was a very tough loss and the team was very disappointed, but it also showed them the level they are capable of playing at.
Fuhrman pitched an excellent game by mixing up the speeds of her pitches and working her curveball. She scattered seven hits, allowed four runs (none earned), walked four and struck out three. RSM has some of the best hitters in the conference too. On the offensive side of things Fuhrman and Jenness each had a double and Jenness an RBI. Schreck had the only other hit, a single.
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