Boone Central’s varsity softball team returned to action Monday for the first time since the Mid-State Conference tournament, dropping a pair of contests in triangular play at West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic.
The Lady Cardinals must have felt as if they had left their bats on the bus in the opening game, as Guardian Angel’s Pribnow limited BC to a single hit – Terri Molt’s leadoff single in the top of the first inning – in a 7-0 shutout victory.
Following Molt’s hit, Pribnow struck out the next two Card batters, set down eight straight, and allowed just two more baserunners on walks in the third and sixth innings.
The host Bluejays held a slim 1-0 edge after three frames, then broke loose for five runs in the fourth against Boone Central hurler Kylie Finnegan. G.A.C.C. used four straight singles and a double to open a 6-0 lead.
Boone Central was able to make some offensive noise in game two, but lost a 10-6 decision to Lutheran High NE.
Lutheran High got off to a fast start, taking a 4-1 first-inning lead against BC’s Niki Mewhirter on three base hits, a walk and two Cardinal errors.
The Eagles built that advantage to 8-1 before Boone Central fought back in the top of the fifth. BC opened the frame with consecutive hits by Ashlynn Baker, Bridget Krings, Toni Rasmussen and Molt, and a LHNE miscue and subsequent base hits by Aleana Hager and Kelsey Lee allowed the Cardinals to plate four runs.
Lutheran High came right back with a pair in the bottom of the inning, however, and Boone Central could muster just one final run – by Molt – in the seventh.
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