Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jrs. taught hard lessons

When the Redgut Babes’ boat left the dock, the engine was coughing and sputtering.
But when all cylinders started firing, they resembled a runaway speedboat.

Beulah Perreault had five hits and six RBIs, and Tracy Morningstar tossed a one-hit complete game, as the Babes rolled to a 29-1 victory over the Fort Frances Juniors in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League play last night at VanJura.
The defending league champion Babes (4-0) were held scoreless in the first inning, but posted a pair of runs in the second and three more in the third against losing pitcher Sara Jackson.
It was all systems go from then on as Redgut sent 14 batters to the plate in the fourth en route to nine runs, then batted around again in the fifth to score six more to put the game out of reach.
Perreault had control problems with seven walks in the game, but made up for it with 11 strikeouts.
She also came within a hair of a no-hitter.
The only hit for the Juniors (0-4) came off the bat of Jackson, who legged out an infield hit on a roller to third, which then thrown wide of first, allowing her to advance to second.
Fort Frances scored its lone run in the third thanks to back-to-back throwing errors by shortstop Alyssa Windigo.
Courtney Carlson’s grounder to short was bounced low past Caroline Chartrand at first base to move Carlson up to second.
That immediately was followed by Marisa Loveday’s ground ball getting thrown way over Chartrand’s head, allowing Carlson to trot home.
Jackson started strong, but seemed to tire as the game wore on—lasting five innings while allowing 19 runs.
Rylee Redford pitched two innings of relief, giving up the other 10 runs.
In other action last night, the Fort Frances Herricanes (4-0) kept pace with Redgut after clobbering the host Sabaskong Cougars 41-14.
Stacy Patey hammered a grand slam while Caylee Woolsey also blasted a four-bagger as the Herricanes surpassed 40 runs for the second-straight game.
Laureen Hill picked up the win while Clarissa Copenace was tagged with the loss.
But the third previously-unbeaten team no longer perfect after Northwest Bay (4-1) fell 6-4 loss to visiting Manitou.
Meanwhile, the Couchiching Lady Raiders (2-2) fell to .500 after being edged 8-7 by the visiting Sabaskong Tebinaak.
Candi Kelly earned the win while Sidney Jones was saddled with the loss.
The other game last night saw the Big Grassy Lynx nip the host Big Island Wildcats 15-14.

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