Skyhawks put wrap on season
The Baldwin Skyhawks wrapped up the season with a 2-3 record in the State ASA 18-and-under "B" Tournament in Emporia over the Fourth of July weekend.
A first-game loss Friday afternoon didn't make for a good start. The Skyhawks fell 5-2 to the Chapman Rocks. Kasey Pittenger took the loss on the mound. The Skyhawks were limited to five singles in the game and Lauren Gilges had the lone run batted in with one of them.
Baldwin turned it around in the 2:30 p.m. game that followed Friday with a 6-1 win over the Topeka Rebels. Pittenger was the winning pitcher this time. Kari Garrison had two singles and two RBI. Gilges had two singles and an RBI and Erica Ogle also chipped in with an RBI.
Saturday morning's start and cooler weather had the Skyhawks able to pull a 1-0 shut out on the Burlington Sluggers. Pittenger allowed just three hits. Kyla Lewis had Baldwin's only hit, a double. The winning run scored when Ogle's chopper in front of the plate was overthrown at first, she advanced to second, was on her way to third when another overthrow occurred and she was able to score.
The winning ways didn't last long. In the next game, the Skyhawks were beaten 4-1 by the Chase County Mad Dawgs. Pittenger took the loss. Megan Metzler had the lone RBI with a double
Baldwin closed out the tournament with a 10-3 loss to the Chapman Rocks, with Pittenger taking the loss. Kayla Pringle had a single and a double, Angie Bacon had a pair of singles, Kalie Harris had a single, double and two RBI and Gilges had a pair of singles.
The tournament wrapped up the year for the Skyhawks with an 11-9 record. Coaches were Ginny Honomichl and Laura Torneden.