It was a busy week for the Lady Warriors on the diamond. The black and gold finally got on the field more than twice in one week playing three times in a four day span. Tuscola won on the road 14-1 at Shelbyville on Monday, April 4. Then came out on the right side of the scoreboard 13-9 in a Cola War shootout Tuesday before dropping a one-run heartbreaker against Warrensburg on Thursday at home.
Ava Boyer got the ball rolling in the top of first with a double, moved on a bunt by Isabelle Wilcox and scored on a single by Emily Czerwonka as the Warriors plated three runs in the first half inning and never looked back. Boyer was two for three in the game, tripling later in the contest.
Zoey Thomason and Marissa Boyer led the way both punching out three hits in the game. Thomason was a HR short of the cycle driving in a pair while Boyer pushed three across the dish. Wilcox ended the night with a two for two outing. Ella Boyer added a single and two stolen bases to her season stat sheet while Czerwonka went two for four on the evening.
Kerri Pierce collected the win striking out six and scattering three hits and no walks out over six innings. She had the pill one night later against the Riders as well taking home the victory while bulldogging the mound. The senior got roughed up a little early as the Riders played long ball but showed up late shutting the home team out the final three frames.
Tuscola jumped out 2-0 in the first but the Riders answered quickly with four in the bottom half and the race was on to the finish. The Warriors scored in all but one frame and put five on the board in the fourth and three in the sixth to seal the deal on the win in a 19-hit outburst that included six of the extra base variety.
Four players found their way to a three hit night. Makenna Fiscus was one of them. The junior catcher hit a solo shot to open the fourth and drove in another in the sixth. Wilcox, Czerwonka and Pierce combined for nine hits, two doubles, and six RBI’s.
Three others notched a pair of hits. The Boyer sisters, Ava and Ella each doubled in the game and were joined by Thomason in the two-hit club. The three accounted for four RBI’s and four stolen bases. Addison Ring slapped one off the fence late in the contest, setting the table with a triple in a crooked number in the sixth inning.
Tuscola’s bats were strong the next night versus Warrensburg but couldn’t overcome a few miscues late falling to the Cardinals 12-10. An error laden five run sixth doomed the black and gold despite a six run answer in the bottom of the seventh. Pierce took her first loss of the season on the bump giving just five earned on 11 hits and three walks.
Ava Boyer had a night sending two balls over the left field fence posting a career-best six RBI’s to the stat line. Marissa Boyer played some long ball also with a dinger of her own on a two for four night at the plate while Wilcox and Thomason both doubled in the CIC skirmish. Ella Boyer had one more hit than all of them, ending her evening with a three for four effort with the bat in her hand.