Bulldog girls go 3-1 on week
Spring Hill — For the second time in the young season, the Baldwin softball team gritted out the second game of a Frontier League doubleheader to gain a split.
The Bulldogs pushed across four runs in their final at bat Tuesday, earning a 9-5 victory against Spring Hill. The win came after Spring Hill prevailed in the opener, 9-3.
Baldwin jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the final game, but the home-standing Broncos evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Baldwin scored two more runs in the third and another in the fifth, only to see Spring Hill knot the score in the fifth.
Baldwin’s winning rally started with Madison Rickey earning a base on balls, followed by Sierra Hall’s single to short right field. Both runners then advanced on a wild pitch. Kaitlin Jorgensen reached on a ground ball error to the shortstop that brought across what proved to be the winning run. Hall, however, was cut down trying to take third base.
Back-to-back doubles from Kylee Bremer and Hailey Cope and a solid single up the middle from Emily Simpson plated another three runs in the inning.
Kassidie Burton earned the victory, pitching two scoreless innings in relief of starter Katie Pattrick.
Last Thursday, Baldwin stepped out of Frontier League action for a home doubleheader against Wellsville. The Bulldogs’ bats were barking as the team banged out 24 runs in sweeping Wellsville, winning 14-11 in the opener and run-ruling the visitors, 10-0, in the nightcap.
Hall had five hits in the twin bill and four runs batted in.
Emily England pitched all seven innings to win the first game, and Burton earned a five-inning shutout in the second game.
The softball team next plays today at Kansas City Piper. It returns home and to league action with a double header Tuesday against Louisburg.