By Ben Murphy
So far so good. The Harrison softball team remained unbeaten on the young season Tuesday night, topping visiting Manton 9-1 in a non-league contest.
“We left a lot of runners on base tonight, which is going to happen sometimes,” Harrison head coach Matt Cooper said. “We also made some base running mistakes which we need to address in practice. Taylor Bondie hit the ball with authority all night. The catchers did a nice job behind the plate and Allison Lipovsky pitched really well considering the rain.”
The Lady Hornets scored single runs in the first and second inning to lead 2-0, and after being held scoreless in the third plated two more in the fourth to lead 4-0. Harrison plated five runs in the bottom of the fifth to lead 9-0 and held onto the win by giving up just one run in the top of the sixth.
The fifth inning was highlighted by back-to-back-to-back doubles by Hillary Brewer, Bondie and Lipovsky. Brewer’s knocked two in on her double with Bondie and Lipovsky both bringing home one on theirs.
Lipovsky had three hits, two of which were doubles and had two RBI. Bondie had two hits, including a double and also had a walk. Brewer had two RBI and a double, Haley Sulla, Mary Devine and Erica Heckman all added base hits.
Harrison led game two 3-0 in the first inning, but it was called off early due to excessive rain.
Harrison (5-0) hosted Gladwin on Thursday and plays at Houghton Lake on April 30.
The Harrison baseball team fell to Manton 9-4, dropping their record to 0-3.