|JV softball loses at home while varsity drops two on the road|
|Written by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer|
|March 23, 2012 11:07 pm|
The Brookings-Harbor High School softball team lost both games of doubleheader action against a tough Marshfield pitcher who gave up just three hits over 14 innings.
The Bruins lost the first game on the road 1-5 with Hannah Goergen and Mimi Fernandez recording the two hits.
The second game found a larger margin with the Lady Bruins dropping the loss 1-8 with Goergen recording the solo hit.
“We hit ball after ball,” Head Coach Steve Bonde said. “We just hit it right at them.”
Bonde was quick to give credit; to Marshfield’s offense, too.
“They had some good hits,” he said. “I’ve got to give them credit, they’ve got a good team.”
The Bruins’ pitching was made up of Goergen going solo in the first game to give up 5 runs.
The second game saw Jessica Yock start for four innings, Goergen come in for middle relief for one, and Courtney Kay close the final two innings of the game.
“It really shows over and over that we need to get outside,” Bonde said of his team’s performance. “We’ll be all right though, we just have to get after it.”
JV loses doubleheaders to Marshfield, 6-9, 6-15
The junior varsity squad was unable to complete a late comeback in game one of their home doubleheader against Marshfield High School, and fell short, losing 6-9.
“We fought our way back into it,” Assistant JV Coach Bruce Flowers said. “We were in striking distance, then we lost focus.”
Kaitlyn Saphiloff pitched a complete first game and started the second game before her shoulder gave her some trouble and she took some relief from Alyssa Gallian in the second inning.
Saphiloff was able to return in the third to close the second game.
“We pitched really well,” Flowers said, “right up until the final inning, and then we gave up a bunch of runs.”
Both squads will have all of spring break off with their next game scheduled for 4 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 3, at home against McKinleyville.