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Lady Hornets sweep St. Louis, Coleman – now 9-1

By Ben Murphy

Harrison has passed just about every early season test to date. The Lady Hornet softball team continued its winning ways this week, sweeping a pair of doubleheaders.

On Monday, Harrison swept up St. Louis, 3-0 and 6-0 at home in non-league play.

Allison Lipovsky picked up the win, pitching all seven innings, giving up just one hit while striking out 12 batters and walking one.

Lipovsky also doubled and scored a run while Savannah Allen had a triple that scored two runs and also scored a run.

Lipovsky was dominant again in the night-cap, giving up one batter and striking out 15 and walking two.

Makenzie Lincoln, Allen, Nichole Willman, Lipovsky, Haley Sulla, Tony Fletcher and Kate Sherrick all had one hit. Lipovsky’s hit was a home run and Allen had two RBI.

On Thursday, April 17 the Hornets swept visiting Coleman, 5-2 and 11-5 in two more non-conference games.

Lipovsky was her usual dominant self, giving up two earned runs in the first game, on four hits and 11 strikeouts.

Sherrick had a two run  triple in the first game, Dani Cullen had a home run and a double and Sulla had a hit and scored a run.

In game two, Lipovsky won by giving up one earned run on two hits and struck out seven batters.

Sherrick hit another triple in the second game, this time driving in three runs. Fletcher hit a home run and a double and added three RBI and Sulla hit two doubles and scored two runs.

Harrison (9-1) hosted Farwell on Thursday to open Jack Pine Conference play. They resume play Tuesday in Gladwin, in another league doubleheader.

“It was nice to get a couple of sweeps the past week,” Harrison head coach Matt Cooper said. “The girls have been working hard and improving. We will have to continue to improve if we want to be competitive in the JPC this season.”

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