Eagle girls deck Cats

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

UNIONTOWN — Bouncing back from Friday’s double loss at Jayhawk-Linn, Uniontown High’s Eagle softball team claimed two Three Rivers League victories at home Monday.
The Eagle girls defeated league rival Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats 16-8 and 10-0.
Ithaca Marlier and Julia Ayers combined for a no-hit effort in the second game for Uniontown. Marlier got the win, going four innings, issuing one walk and striking out four. Ayers pitched one inning.
Marmaton Valley only sent 15 batters to the plate in the second game, which was only five innings long.
“Ithaca and Julia did an outstanding job of allowing our defense to make plays the prevented Marmaton Valley from getting on base,” said Alan Shinn, Uniontown head coach.
“We hit the ball but right at them,” said Brenda Mills, Marmaton Valley head coach, of the second game.
The Wildcats had one batter reach first base on a walk. But she was doubled off of first base when a fly ball was caught in center field by the Eagles.
Shelby Norman and Maggie Meiwes pitched for Marmaton Valley. They surrendered 12 hits and walked eight batters.
Heather Schnichels led Uniontown with a triple and a single. Hitting two singles each were Jessie Camac, Candice Clayton and Hope Jurgensen. Rayma Ridge, Jessica Harrison, Breanna Esslinger and Tiffany Poyner had one base hit apiece.
In the opener, Marmaton Valley jumped out to a 5-2 lead with all the scoring coming in the second innings. Then it was all Uniontown with four runs in the third and seven in the fourth to take a 14-5 lead.
The Eagles added a run in the fifth inning. Each team scored two runs in the sixth and the Wildcats plated a run in the seventh.
Tayler Shook improved to 4-1 on the mound for the Eagles. Shook worked six innings, allowing seven runs on two hits and 10 walks. She struck out seven.
Marlier pitched one inning in relief when Shook was injured in a collision. She allowed one run on one hit and had a strikeout.
Norman took the pitching loss for Marmaton Valley. She gave up 10 hits, walked 10 and hit one batter. Norman recorded eight strikeouts.
Schnichels had two singles. Camac hit a inside-the-park home run. Hitting a single each were Shook, Clayton, Jurgensen, Marlier, Ridge, Audrey Dixon and Poyner.
Marmaton Valley got a single each from Tiffany Dudley, Meiwes and Jamee McEndree.
Uniontown improved to 5-2 on the season and 5-0 in league play. Next up for the Eagles is a non-league doubleheader at Central Heights Friday.
Marmaton Valley plays at St. Paul Thursday in TRL action. The Wildcats travel to Frontenac Friday for one game to complete a suspended doubleheader.
Uniontown suffered its two losses Friday at the hands of host Jayhawk-Linn High’s Jayhawks.The Eagle girls lost 5-1 and 13-8 to the Jayhawks.
Shook took the loss in the opener as she gave up three hits, walked five and struck out five batters. The Jayhawks broke open a 1-1 tie with three runs in the third innings.
Camac led the Eagle offense with a triple and a single. Hitting a single each were Shook, Jurgensen and Cassie Schwalm.
Jayhawk-Linn scored five runs in the first inning of the second game and led 8-2 after two innings. Uniontown rallied and trailed 9-8 after a four-run top of the sixth. The Jayhawks answered with four runs of their own in their half of the inning.
Marlier and Ayers pitched for the Eagles. They surrendered 15 hits and three walks.
Camac had three base hits for Uniontown and Shook tripled. Hitting a single each were Clayton, Jurgensen, Ridge, Marlier, Ayers, Schnichels, Esslinger and Harrison.