SHENANDOAH – The Shenandoah Fillies gave up 26 hits to Atlantic in two Trojan wins 9-2 and 10-4, Thursday, June 6 in a Hawkeye 10 Conference doubleheader.
Class 3A number 8 Atlantic started off with a run in the first inning of the opener when a leadoff single by Baylee Newell turned into a run.
Shenandoah pitcher Delanie Voshell kept the Trojans off the scoreboard in the second, but in the third inning Alyssa Derby cracked a three-run home run to make it 4-0.
Shenandoah cut the lead in half in the home third. Alexis McGinnis singled, but then was caught trying to go to second on a dropped third strike to Cayley Lorimor. Voshell followed with a single and then Nichole Gilbert drove in both runners with a double.
Atlantic pitcher Olivia Engler then retired 13 of the final 14 batters in the game.
Gilbert finished with three hits, including a second double in the sixth inning.
Derby hit another home run as part of a four-run fifth inning for the Trojans that put the game out of reach.
Voshell walked five and gave up 12 hits with nine runs, seven earned. She struck out two in the complete game loss.
The Fillies matched Atlantic with 14 hits in the nightcap, but couldn’t get enough strung together to turn into runs.
Gilbert started in the circle for Shenandoah and gave up four runs off six hits in the first two innings.
Shenandoah got a run back in the second against Trojans pitcher Kennedy Goergen. Singles by Natalie Gilbert, McGinnis and Sidda Rodewald loaded the bases with one out. Atlantic retired the lead runner on a groundball to short, but then Voshell singled in a run.
The Fillies added another run in the fourth. McGinnis tripled with one out, and scored on Rodewald’s single. A sacrifice hit by Lorimor moved Rodewald to second before the Trojans brought Engler on to pitch.
The Fillies would score twice on Engler in the sixth with Lorimor and Voshell producing RBI singles, but that came after a four-run sixth for the Trojans.
Gilbert retired Newell to start the inning, but an error, a single and a walk scored one. Voshell came on to pitch and got a pop up, but then Fillies coach Aaron Burdorf gave the ball to Claire Adkins, who gave up three runs on a fielder’s choice and a single, although the first two were charged to Gilbert.
Atlantic added two more runs in the seventh.
Gilbert took the loss, giving up 11 hits, four walks and seven runs, three earned, in 5.1 innings. She struck out one.
McGinnis and Logan Hughes had three hits each to lead the Fillies. Voshell, Rodewald and Natalie Gilbert all had two hits.
The Fillies left 10 runners on base, including two innings ending with the bases loaded.
The Fillies fell to 4-5 with the two losses, 1-5 in the conference.
The wins pushed the Trojans to 10-0 overall and 5-0 in the league.