GIRARD OH- One of the unique hallmarks of the sport of softball is that it has no game clock. While that is true, at the high school level there is one clock that is winding down on your contest. That would be the natural clock in the sky, the sun. While it rarely comes in to play, it’s obvious that the sun gives you daylight for a finite amount of time. If you’re in a field with no lights, eventually you will run out of time. That almost came into play on Wednesday in Girard as the Indians and Hubbard got locked in to a ten inning struggle that ended 20 minutes before sunset. The Eagles scored 4 runs in the top of the 10th to seal the deal.
Lauren Komorek was lethal at the plate going 5-6 with a HR, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. Haleigh Taylor also had a fine day at the plate going 4-6 with a pair of RBI and a trio of runs. Jillian Palumbo got her first hit in the 10th inning, but it was worth 2 RBI. Alyssa Gregory also collected a RBI for the Eagles.
Phoebe Rusnak got the start in the circle for Hubbard and she went 7.0 innings and struck out 5. She didn’t walk any hitters, and only 3 of the runs scored were earned. Taylor came in and pitched the final 3 innings in relief, she gave up 0 runs on just 1 hit.
Malina Serrano hit well at the top of the order for Girard going 2-5 with 1 RBI. Emily Rosace was near perfect at the dish going 4-5 with two triples and a RBI. Aly Wakefield went 2-3 with a HR on the day.
Rosace worked hard in the circle pitching all 10 innings for Girard. She threw 177 pitches and struck out 8. Only 6 of the 10 runs scored against her were earned.
Girard and Hubbard will meet up again after this long one on Thursday in Hubbard. First pitch for the season series finale will be at 5:00.