Lady Busters go 2-2 at Colby tourney

4/15/2013

Lady Busters go 2-2 at Colby tourney

Lady Busters go 2-2 at Colby tourney

By ADAM HOLT

aholt@gctelegram.com

The Garden City Community College softball team settled for a split in four games Saturday and Sunday in the Allen Wolf Memorial Tournament in Colby.

The Broncbusters beat Lamar (Colo.) 3-1 and Trinidad State (Colo.) 7-1, but lost 18-8 to McCook (Neb.) and 10-1 to Otero (Colo.), both games ending in six innings on run rules.

Kallie Hoover allowed just one run on three hits and a walk in a 3-1 win over Lamar (Colo.) to open the weekend on Saturday.

Emilie Laliberte's double to center scored Mekayla Aguiniga and Danielle Aronoff to put Garden City up 2-0 in the third. GCCC added a run on a passed ball in the fourth, and Lamar's only run came on an RBI groundout in the seventh.

Garden City got outslugged in a 18-8 loss to McCook (Neb.) in the second game of the day.

A six-run first wasn't enough for the Busters, who gave six back in the second, then allowed 11 in the fourth through sixth innings to end the game on run rules.

Eight Buster errors led to 11 unearned runs, and Garden City allowed six home runs.

Chelsea Justice started the game, going 3 2/3 innings and allowing eight runs, two earned, on nine hits. Joslynn Lopez came in and allowed nine runs, four earned, on 10 hits, including four home runs.

Alex Barleen and Amber Peterson, Micaela Werner and Aguiniga had RBI singles in the first, and GCCC added a run on a passed ball in a six-run first.

McCook responded with six runs on five hits and two errors in the sixth. Garden City briefly retook the lead in the third, getting a run on an error. But the Indians got a pair of solo homers in the fourth, got five runs in the fifth, thanks to three errors and two home runs, and then got two more homers in the sixth to end the game.

Garden City used a four-run fifth to break open the game in a 7-1 win over Trinidad.

Justice and Peterson hit two-run homers in the fifth off Camille Arnn, who was replaced by Danielle Johnson after allowing seven runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings of work.

Garden City loaded the bases in the first, and Shanks popped up on a ball to first base that was misplayed for an error, allowing two runs to score. The Busters loaded the bases in the third, getting one run on Peterson's single to left.

Lopez allowed one run on four hits and a walk, striking out four.

The Busters were held to one run on four hits in a 10-1 loss to Otero in six innings.

Otero had four home runs and took advantage of three Garden City errors, tagging Hoover for 10 runs, six earned, on 10 hits in six innings.

Danielle Romine hit a grand slam in the sixth to make it 10-1. GCCC had pulled to within 5-1 in the fourth on an RBI single by Lauren Shanks.

The Busters are now 19-18 overall this season, and next play at 3 p.m. Wednesday, hosting a doubleheader against Seward County.

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Garden City 3, Lamar 1

Garden City 002 100 0 -- 3 5 2

Lamar 000 000 1 -- 1 3 1

WP: Hoover. LP: Massey.

McCook 17, Garden City 8

Garden CIty 601 001 x -- 8 13 8

McCook 060 254 x -- 17 19 4

WP: Dempsey. LP: Justice.

Garden City 7, Trinidad State 1

Trinidad 000 100 0 -- 1 4 1

Garden City 201 040 x -- 7 11 2

Otero 10, Garden City 1

Otero 012 214 x -- 10 12 2

Garden City 000 100 x -- 1 4 3

WP: Quintana. LP: Hoover.

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