Lady Pirates play unexpected double header

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On Tuesday, Apr. 16, the Galena Pirate’s softball team played the Lena-Winslow Panthers. They played a double header due to forecasted weather for Apr. 17, when they were supposed to play them again. They lost the first game 4-2 and the second game 10-3.

The Pirates came out in the first game with their varsity starting lineup. They held the Panthers to zero points in the first inning, but then let them score three of their four runs in the second. The Pirates then held them to that until the sixth inning, when they only scored one run. At that point the Pirates had zero runs.

“We were losing but we were very determined to score in the last inning so that we didn’t get completely shut out,” said Sami Wasmund ‘20. With all of that motivation, they finished the inning with two runs and didn’t let the the Panthers score again.

The pitcher for the first game was Corrina Noble ‘21. “I think I did a pretty good job pitching because I held them to only four runs,” said Noble. “Most of their top hitters struggled to make contact and I struck a lot of people out.”

Since they played two games in a row, the Pirates switched up their lineup a bit to have players try different positions.

The team started the game slow. They let the Panthers score four points in the first two innings. They added two more in the fourth inning, making the score 6-0. In the fifth inning, the Pirates finally scored three runs, making the Panthers lead smaller.  “We really picked it up in that inning,” said Gracie Wubben ‘20, “but, unfortunately we didn’t keep the fire we had.”

The Pirates didn’t score again and let the Panthers score three more runs before the end of the game.

The Lady Pirates’ record is 2-5, and their next game is at home on Apr. 23, against the Eastland Lady Cougars.