MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Kelsey Drummond's two doubles and triples from Joyce Bomasuto and Lacey Clark weren't enough to propel the Dunkirk Lady Marauders past the Fort Dorchester (S.C.) Lady Patriots, or Mother Nature, in a 5-3 defeat Monday at the Grand Strand Classic. The game was shortened by rain.
Sarah Hanlon went the distance on the mound for Dunkirk, giving up six hits, two walks and three earned runs while recording a pair of strikeouts in her first varsity start.
"I liked the way Hanlon handled herself," Dunkirk coach John Sliwa said.
Drummond and Clark added an RBI each while Katie Hanlon had a RBI single and Nicole Balzer chipped in a pair of singles.
"I liked the way we hit the ball," Sliwa said. "Overall, for our first game outside, we handled things OK."
Play continues in the Grand Strand Classic today.
Oldham 8, Cassadaga Valley 1
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Cassadaga Valley came out on the wrong end of their game with Oldham, Ky., as they fell, 8-1, at the Grand Strand Classic on Monday, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mya Sischo allowed five runs in the first inning after hitting four batters, walking one and allowing three hits. Oldham plated a pair of runs in the second before Sischo was relieved by Alyssa Hahn and Courtney Vahl.
The Lady Cougars jumped out on top 1-0 in the first after Ashley Carroll singed in Kelsie Brown.
"I'm looking for the offense to improve as we get some outdoor time this week," Cassadaga Valley head coach Ken Balling said.
The Lady Cougars finished with five hits on the afternoon, including a double by Brown and singles by Kristi Zink, Megan Leffler and Jen Holley.
Cassadaga Valley is back in action today at noon against RC Byrd High School from West Virginia.