Uniontown softball improves to 3-0

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagles got in only one game Thursday at home against Oswego High’s Indians. The Eagle girls made the most of it.
They claimed a 12-1 win in five innings to improve to 3-0 in Three Rivers League play and overall. The Eagles travel to Yates Center Monday for make-up games.
The second game was suspended after two complete scoreless innings because of threatening weather. No make-up date was set.
“The team played well offensively and defensively against Oswego,” said Alan Shinn, Uniontown head softball coach. “Oswego had two of its three hits in the first inning. Their run came in the third inning after a walk followed by their third hit of the game.”
Shinn said the Eagles hit the ball well and were able to score when they put the ball in play. Uniontown scored twice in the first inning, then had back-to-back five-run innings in the second and third.
Tayler Shook was the winning pitcher for the Eagles, allowing three hits, walking two and striking out nine. Shook also led the Eagle offense with two doubles and a single.
Ithaca Marlier connected for a double and two singles and Hope Jurgensen had three singles. Hitting a single each were Candice Clayton, Rayma Ridge and Tiffany Poyner.
On Wednesday, the Eagle girls finished up an interrupted doubleheader with St. Paul on March 26. The Eagles won 3-2 in a game in which all runs were scored in the sixth and seventh innings.
Uniontown scored twice in the sixth to go up 2-1. St. Paul tied it in the top of the seventh and the Eagles produced the winning run in their half of the inning.
Marlier pitched three innings of one-hit, shutout softball. She walked one and struck out two. Shook picked up the win in four innings of work. She gave up two runs on two hits and four walks and struck out seven.
Jurgensen hit three singles. Shook had a double. Ridge and Heather Sch-nichels had a single apiece.
“On a day in which our offense was very sluggish, our defense won the game for us,” Shinn said.