Senior Hunter Schwochow Fires One Hitter. Lady Fliers Down Little Giants 7- 1. Begin Tourney Trail Friday at Joe Wilson Field.
Veteran pitcher Hunter Schwochow was seriously dealing it today. She allowed but one fourth inning single up the middle. Her teammates were playing solid no error defense, the kind the 21-2 Lake Champions will need for a long tournament run. That tournament begins against Port Clinton at 5 pm on the Fliers’ beautiful home field. It will be a sectional championship game.
Today, the Fliers scored two runs on three hits in the first. Two hole batter, Kendall Bailey opened things up with one out by slapping a single into left. Murissa Drown cracked a hit into center. Julia Munoz reached on a shortstop error, and catcher Chase Arndt drove a ball between short and third for the third hit.
While Hunter was dealing ‘out balls’, the Ross pitching quieted the Lady Flier bats through the the next 3 and 1/3 innings on just one hit.
Finally, the Fliers broke the game open in their fifth. Hunter, the nine hole batter, reached on a centerfielder’s miscue. Delayney Gill then singled through the middle. The next two hitters reached via errors by outfielders. Julia Munoz singled and Chase smashed a double. Kamdyn finished the four hit, three Ross errors’ inning with a single into right field. After five, it was 7-1….and it ended that way.
It was the third straight game in as many days for Ohio’s fifth ranked division two team. Super tough games with 16-3 Margaretta and 16-4 Bellevue followed by a stiff challenge from Fremont Ross. If our girls are not ready for the tournament Trail, they never will be,
This has been a beautiful season. 21-2. But tomorrow, against a dangerous Port Clinton team, the Fliers are essentially 0-0. The talented teens could have a wonderful run. However, they need now to focus on playing the kind of softball Coach Marshall and Atterholt have groomed them to play. Always heads up, thinking ahead, executing to move the runners, backing your teammates up, swinging at hittable pitches. Tomorrow will take care of itself only if our girls remember now is the moment in which our attention is needed.
We wish like all of the many softball fans in Fliernation that our LADY FLIERS keep on keeping on. Good luck in the coming state run tournament.