CORTLAND, Ohio –
Bulldozing their way to a 17-0 victory over the Lakeview Bulldogs (7-10) yesterday at home, the Hubbard Lady Eagles (10-8) packed their stuff and headed north for a rematch with the Dogs.
Looking for redemption, Lakeview blanked the Eagles in their first trips to the plate, then proceeded to plate 2 in the bottom half of the inning. A sacrifice bunt by Raegan Schick along with a double off the bat of Maggie Pavlanksywere responsible for the Bulldogs quick start.
Stunned the team they handled easily just yesterday was now in the lead, Hubbard needed to strike back quickly. With one away in the inning Sydney Bowser would do just that, homering over the center field wall for her third homerun in 4 games.
A scoreless bottom second and top third would bring the Bulldogs back to the dish up 2-1. With a pair of singles to start the inning, Lakeview had runner on the corners with one away. Schick would lay down her second bunt of the game and score a run thanks to a fielder’s choice.
Pavlansky would then single for the Bulldogs tobring across their second run of the inning but Schick would be thrown out at second for the second out of the inning. With two away and two already in, Gianna Caruso headed to the plate looking to keep the inning going. Caruso would then put an exclamation mark on the Lakeview third when she homered to left field and putting the Bulldogs out in front 6-1.
Maybe the Lady Eagles needed some adversity before getting the bats going, because once Caruso would go yard, Hubbard would score 14 unanswered runs to bury the Bulldogs. The Eagles comeback was highlighted by RBI doubles from Haley Croyle and Grace Narkum, as well as 2 home runs by Sydney Bowser, bringing her total to 3 for the day. Lakeview’s Sammy Aey would also homer in the bottom of the seventh but still left the Bulldogs way short of the victory, 15-7.
Sydney Bowser – 4-for-5, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 3 runs scored
Haley Croyle – 3-for-5, 1 double, 3 RBIs, 4 runs scored
Gillian Ryser- 3-for-5, 2 runs scored
Sammy Aey – 3-for-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored
Maggie Pavlansky – 2-for-3, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 1 run scored
Gianna Caruso – 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 1 run scored
*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson