Softball team ends four-game skid with sweep of Posen

The Onaway High School softball team improved to 7-5 Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Posen. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 6-1 and 11-1.

Emily Estep allowed an earned run on four hits and a walk, fanning seven in seven innings in the opener. The Cardinals made no errors and recorded four hits in the victory.

 

DEVIN BRISTLEY looks to secure this catch while Morganne Badgero looks on and backs up her teammate. The Cardinals ended a four game losing streak by sweeping Posen on Tuesday. (Photo by Angie Asam)

Lexi Szymoniak went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Devin Bristley also doubled, as the Cards broke open a scoreless tie with three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Posen scored a run in the sixth.

Emily Estep allowed an unearned run on four hits in the nightcap, striking out six and walking none in five innings. The Cards made just one error and totaled nine hits.

Bristley had a huge game driving in seven runs on a grand-slam homerun and a bases-loaded double. Emily Estep had two singles and a homerun, while Temara Lupu had two singles, two RBI, and two runs scored.

On Saturday, the Cardinals dropped a pair of games at a tournament at Birch Run, losing 4-2 to Breckinridge before falling 3-2 to Rogers City.

Emily Estep allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits, walking three and fanning eight in six innings in the first game. Onaway had only four hits and made four errors.

Szymoniak belted a two-run homer to put her team up 2-1 in the top of the fourth, but Breckinridge scored a pair in the bottom of the fourth before adding an insurance run in the sixth.

Emily Estep allowed three runs, all earned, on eight hits, walking three and fanning one in six innings against the Hurons. Onaway made just one error and had eight hits.

Bristley went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, Emily Estep went 2-for-4, and Ashley LaLonde doubled and scored a run. Onaway trailed 3-0 before scoring a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, leaving the tying run on second.

Two days earlier, the Cardinals were swept in a home doubleheader against Rogers City, losing leads in the final inning of both contests. The Hurons won, 5-4 and 8-5.

Emily Estep allowed five runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks, fanning five in seven innings in the opener. Onaway made two errors and had six hits.

The Cards led 4-2 before RC scored three times in the seventh inning. Sam Brasseur went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored. Szymoniak and Emily Estep both smacked doubles as well.

Emily Estep took the loss in relief of Temara Lupu in the nightcap. Lupu allowed three runs, one earned, in four innings, while Estep allowed five runs, three earned, in three innings.

Onaway made three errors and had seven hits. RC trailed 5-3 before scoring five runs in the seventh inning. Lupu went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Megan Estep went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored.

The Cardinals were scheduled to travel to Bellaire yesterday (Thursday), play in a tournament at Petoskey on Saturday, and host Central Lake on Monday.