GCCC softball drops two
By J. LEVI BURNFIN
By J. LEVI BURNFIN
After sweeping a twin bill at North Platte, Neb., on Friday, the Lady Broncbusters softball team fell in a doubleheader to Western, Nebraska, on Saturday, dropping games of 8-0 and 6-2.
In Game 1, the Busters were limited to just two hits and three walks as only one Buster reached third base in the six-inning, run-rule shortened game. Rachel Roe threw a complete game, giving up eight runs, two earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out three. Mattie Miller and Alex Barleen had the only hits for the Busters, both singles.
Lindsay Guymon and Alysa Linford had home runs for Western while Shelby McGraw picked up a complete game win, striking out four.
In Game 2, the Busters scored two runs on four hits, but it was much too late as Western jumped out with a four-run first off Buster starter Barleen.
Western scored two more in the second for a commanding 6-0 lead, which the Busters were not able to cut into until single tallies in the sixth and seventh innings.
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Danielle Aronoff had the lone RBI on a 1-for-3 day, while Taylor Supino had the lone extra base hit with a double in the second.
Barleen threw the six-inning complete game, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and three walks, recording no strikeouts. However, she did hold Western to no extra base hits.
The Lady Busters will be idle until Saturday, when they travel to Wichita for the Region VI Division I tournament. They are seeded third and will face No. 2 Seward County at noon. A win would put them into a 10 a.m. Sunday game against the Butler-Barton/Colby winner from Saturday. A loss would drop them into the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tourney against the Barton-Colby loser. That game would be at 4 p.m. Saturday.