STANTON – Stanton’s current senior softball players were eighth graders the last time they had beaten the Sidney Cowgirls.
The losing streak ended at eight games, Tuesday, June 11 in an 11-7 Viqueen victory.
A seven-run fourth inning gave Stanton control of the game against Sidney starting pitcher Camryn McClintock. Essex sophomore Sami York opened the inning with a single, her second hit of the game. Brooklyn Adams and Marleigh Johnson followed with singles with York and Adams scoring on Johnson’s hit. A walk followed and Sidney brought Olivia Larsen on to pitch. Larsen gave up a bunt single and then a three-base error scored three runs. Another error brought one more run home and then Shelby Brockshus singled in another to make it 10-3.
Sidney came right back with four runs off of Stanton starting pitcher Ali Silvius in the fifth. The Viqueens brought Kaitlyn Bruce in to pitch with two outs in the fifth and she pitched 2.1 scoreless innings to preserve the win for Stanton.
York and Johnson had two hits each to lead Stanton. They scored two runs each along with Silvius and Hope Ogletree. Brockshus drove in three.
Stanton improved to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the Corner Conference with the win.
Larsen had two of Sidney’s eight hits. Myrna Rodriguez and Emily Hutt drove in two runs each for the Cowgirls, who fell to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Just one of the 11 runs given up by McClintock and Larsen were earned.