By Nick Gonnella Daily News
Greensburg Daily News
---- — The Greensburg junior varsity softball team hosted a double-header last Saturday against Columbus East.
The Lady Pirates shut out Olympians 17-0 in five innings as sophomore Whitney Tallent held the visitors to three hits.
Greensburg exploded for 11 runs in the first inning to put the game out of reach. The Pirates scored once in the next two innings and four more times in the fourth.
The Pirates tallied eight hits, but were aided by 17 walks and three hit batters.
“A long game, to say the least,” said Greensburg JV head coach Russell Wilhoit.
Tallent (2-1) struck out five batters and walked one.
Allie Geis and Kasey Moeller each led their team with two hits.
Other GB hits: Alecia Whiton, Kelsie Fischer, Shanda Workman, Renae Kramer.
The Pirates committed one error.
Greensburg won the second game 13-2.
The Pirates posted another fast start, scoring seven runs in the first inning. The Pirates scored three in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth.
Kelsie Fischer tallied the win in her first JV outing. She allowed two earned runs on three hits, struck out three and walked two as the Pirates overcame nine errors.
The Olympians scored their two runs in the fourth inning.
Fischer led Greensburg with two hits. McKayla McGuire, Moeller and Emma Taylor each singled.
The Olympians walked nine batters, hit seven and struck out three while allowing 11 earned runs.
“We are off to a very good start this year, and with a young team again this year, things are looking up,” said Wilhoit. According to Wilhoit, Greensburg fields eight players and 11 are new, with nine freshmen, and two just came out – a sophomore and a junior.
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