Union Local 24, Barnesville 12
Eleven errors proved too much for the Barnesville High Lady
Shamrock softballers to overcome in their season-opening 24-12 loss to rival Union Local on Monday afternoon.
Each squad struck for eight runs in their respective first at-bats, but after that the Lady Jets shut the Barnesville offense down for the remainder of the contest.
Union Local (1-0) went on to strike for seven more runs in the second, then single tallies in the third and fourth, and put the exclamation point on their win with another seven-spot in the sixth.
The Union Local offensive eruption made a winning pitcher of Olivia Minamyer, who fanned eight and walked four.
Lane Hanlon absorbed the mound loss for the Lady 'Rocks, yielding 13 hits, fanning six and walking seven.
Offensive bright spots for Barnesville (0-1) were Becky Burkhart, who smacked a homer and a pair of singles; Carly Van Fossen, who also homered and provided two doubles; Shaylyn Giesey and Kayla Stewart each contributed two singles.
UNION LOCAL 24, BARNESVILLE 12
Union Local 871 107 24 13 1
Barnesville 800 103 12 13 11
Olivia Minamyer (WP 1-0, 8 Ks, 4 BB) and Barb Keiser. Lane Hanlon (LP 0-1, 6
Ks, 7 BB) and Carly Van Fossen.
RECORDSUnion Local 0-1; Barnesville 0-1.
STAT LEADERSFor Union Local, Ashten Butler, home run, two singles, RBI;
Kaylie Cole, home run, single, two RBI; Keiser, four singles, three RBI. For Barnesville, Hanlon, two singles; Becky Burkhart, homerun, two singles, three RBI; Hunter Weiss, single; Van Fossen, homerun, two doubles, three
RBI; Shaylyn Giesey, two singles; Kayla Stewart, two singles.