Lady Hornets notch one win, lose three

May 9, 2019

by Ben Murphy
Sports Writer

The Harrison softball team wasn’t quite able to hang with visiting Roscommon Tuesday night. The two met up for a Jack Pine Conference doubleheader, with the Lady Bucks claiming wins by scores of 12-1 and 4-2.
In game one, Roscommon scored two runs in both the first and second innings to take an early 4-0 lead and they broke up a 6-0 game into a 12-0 contest with six more runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Emily Lipovsky took the loss in game one, striking out three batters while Julia Jackson also pitched in relief.

Getting one hit each in the opener were Lipovsky, Sara Gillespie, Sierra Fredenburg, Erin Coughlin and Taylor Price.

In game two, the Bucks scored one run in the first and two more in the second to take an early 3-0 lead. Roscommon eventually made it 4-0 with another run in the fifth, with Harrison getting both of its runs in the top of the sixth.

Gillespie took the loss, striking out one batter in one and two-third innings. Lipovsky pitched the final four and one-third innings, giving up one unearned run on one hit on three strikeouts.

Jackson had two hits and scored a run to lead the offense, Kaytlyn Pell had one hit and two RBI with Fredenburg and Price getting one hit apiece.
On Monday, the Hornets played a pair of JPC games at Houghton Lake. Harrison lost game one 5-4 but rebounded in the nightcap to pick up a 5-4 win over its own.

Lipovsky took the loss in game one, as the Bobcats spoiled a late Hornet rally to score a walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh. She struck out 10 and gave up just three hits.

Gillespie had two hits and one RBI, Lipovsky added a hit and an RBI, with Marley McVicar, Price, Pell and Taelor McVicar adding one hit apiece.
Lipovsky earned the win in game two, as she tossed all seven innings and gave up four runs, two earned on six hits, four strikeouts and four walks.
The Hornets were down 4-3 entering the bottom of the seventh, however rallied for a walk-off win.

Jackson started the final inning off with a base hit. Pell followed and laid down a bunt that moved Jackson all the way over to third base, it put her on first as well.

Jackson eventually came home on a passed ball to tie the game up at 4-4 and Lipovsky smacked a single to left field that scored Pell and won the game for the Hornets.

Pell finished with three hits, four steals and scored two runs, Jackson had a double, single and scored once, Gillespie had a triple, single, one RBI and one run, Lipovsky finished with one hit and one RBI and Karley Greenfield had a single and scored a run. Marley McVicar also had an RBI in the contest.

Harrison was playing at Meridian on Thursday, hosts Gladwin on Tuesday and hosts Clare on Thursday.

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