|Lady Dragons stick it to Limon|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
“Holyoke really stuck it to Limon on the offensive side of the game,” said HHS softball coach Ashley Clayton after Holyoke’s 27-16 and 15-4 wins at Limon Saturday, Sept. 29.
“Offense continues to get stronger and really makes the Dragons tough competition to face because there’s not one for-sure out in the line-up,” added the coach.
Clayton also noted that defense continues to improve as the girls are becoming better at playing the game of softball with a high level of focus and intensity.
This week, the Lady Dragons will host Akron Saturday, Oct. 6 in a doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m. It marks the last of the regular-season ball games for the Dragons.
Holyoke 27, Limon 16
An 11-run fifth inning in game one at Limon Saturday led to the Dragons’ 27-16 victory.
Holyoke led 4-0 after an inning and a half, but the Badgers scored a whopping 14 in the bottom of the second to lead by 10.
Steadily working their way back, the Dragons scored three in the third and three in the fourth, followed by 11 in the fifth, while holding the Badgers scoreless.
Up 21-14 going into the final inning, HHS scored six and Limon came back for two to finish the game with a 27-16 Holyoke win.
Alyssa Killin took the win on the mound, facing 44 batters, allowing 13 hits and 16 runs. She struck out eight and walked five batters.
Elissa Baker was four for six at the plate, including two triples. Leigha Terry, Kaitlyn Lenhart and Chandler Gerk each had three hits, including one double for Gerk. Vicki Jeffers and Keeya Marquez had two hits apiece, including a triple by Jeffers.
Other players with one single apiece in the ball game were Killin, Allison Boehm and Stefani Razo.
Baker also led in RBI with four, while Lenhart and Gerk each had three; Terry, Jeffers and Razo each had two; and Boehm and Marquez had one apiece.
Terry and Gerk each had a stolen base.
Holyoke 15, Limon 4
Holyoke jumped to a 4-1 lead in the first inning of the second game at Limon and never looked back.
Holyoke’s two runs in the second were answered by two in the third by Limon. HHS added six more in the fourth and three in the fifth. When the Badgers ran only one runner over home plate in the bottom of the fifth, the game ended with a 15-4 Holyoke victory.
Killin was on the mound again for Holyoke, facing 25 batters, allowing six hits for four runs. She struck out two and walked three.
Killin and Jeffers both had two hits in the game, while Baker, Lenhart, Gerk, Boehm and Marquez each hit a single. Killin had three RBI, while Baker and Boehm each had two. Roni Beavers had two stolen bases and Marquez had one.
Holyoke Enterprise October 4, 2012