The Farwell softball team quickly dethroned defending Jack Pine Conference champion Harrison on Thursday, April 24, winning by scores of 7-0 and 12-2. Kate Saupe helped the visiting Eagles roll in game one, tossing a school record 18 strikeouts and gave up just one hit. Alysha Luster had a home run, double and three RBI, Caron White had a double and a single, Kelsey Seiter had two singles and three RBI and Saupe added a base hit.
Allison Lipovsky suffered the loss for Harrison, giving up three earned runs on seven hits and also sturck out 13 batters. Toni Fletcher had the Hornet’s only hit. Saupe won game two as well, striking out 11 batters and giving up two earned runs on two hits. Luster continued her strong night at the plate with a double, single and three RBI, Saupe had a home run, double, single and four RBI, White had a double and an RBI, Emily Ruckle had a single and an RBI, Jessie Theisen had a hit and an RBI, Brittany Cogswell had a double and a single and Seiter and Dani Hanna both had hits as well.
Lipovsky took the loss again, giving up three runs in one inning. Kate Sherrick had a home run with Savannah Allen and Fletcher getting singles for the Hornet offense. “Farwell is a really good team and they took us out of our game,” Harrison head coach Matt Cooper said. “We made way too many mistakes to compete with a team as good as they are. We will have to play better and compete harder to bounce back from this loss.”
On Monday, Farwell swept visiting Ashley 11-0 and 15-0 in non-conference softball. Saupe got the win in game one, giving up just two hits and striking out 11 batters. White had two doubles and a single, Cogswell had two hits and two RBI and Saupe had two hits and three RBI.White got the win in game two, tossing a no-hitter and striking out all 12 batters she faced.
Hanna had two hits and four RBI, Emily Ruckle had a hit and Laura Ringwalt had a hit and an RBI. Farwell (13-4 overall, 2-0 JPC) hosted Gladwin on Thursday and plays at Roscommon May 6. Harrison (9-3, 0-2) hosted Houghton Lake on Thursday and plays at Pine River on Monday.