Appeal Staff Report
It was a nightmare of a day for the Carson High softball team, which was its own worst enemy in dropping a doubleheader at Wooster on Saturday.
Carson (8-7, 1-5 in the Sierra League) committed seven errors and ended up losing a 12-8 lead in falling 13-12 in the opener. The Senators then jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, but couldn’t make that stand up as they lost the nightcap 8-6. Twelve of the 21 runs that Wooster scored on the day were unearned.
Carson jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opener in the first. Daria Leid had a two-run double during the rally. But Wooster answered with a three-run home run in the bottom of the first.
The Senators took a 4-3 lead in the second on Nikki Keller’s RBI single. But Wooster went on to turn an inning-ending double play that prevent Carson from having a big inning and proved to eventually be the difference in the game. Wooser answered with five runs in the bottom of the second to take an 8-4 lead.
Keller had a rough outing. She struck out four over 1 1/3 innings, but allowed six runs, five earned. Vondrak finished up and allowed seven runs, but just one earned on three hits while striking out six in 4 2/3 innings.
The Senators battled back in the third on Abby Rankl’s three-run double to cut the deficit to 8-7. Carson then took a 12-8 lead in the fifth on the strength of two-run doubles by Christa Casci and Rankl. But Wooster answered with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 13-12 lead.
Rankl went 4-for-5 with five RBI, Leid went 3-for-4, Keller was 2-for-5 and Hannah Shaw, Katie McEwan, Krista Mattice and K.C. Withrow all added a hit.
In the nightcap in the first, Vondrak, Mattice and Belen Munoz all had RBI singles and Leid hit a two-run single to give Carson a 5-0 lead. But Wooster exploded for seven runs in the second.
Leid allowed six runs, but just two earned, on three hits while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings. Vondrak came on and allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Vondrak doubled and Leid hit an RBI single to pull Carson to within 7-6 in the fifth before Wooster added a run in the bottom of the fifth.
Vondrak went 3-for-3, Leid was 2-for-4 and Loretta Cagle, Casci and Keller all added a hit.
CHS JVS SWEEP
Christina Gallegos pitched a complete game shutout in the opener and Natalie Morrow had a huge game in the nightcap as Carson (6-0 in the Sierra League) swept a doubleheader against Wooster. CHS won the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 15-5.
Gallegos allowed two hits and struck out 13 over six innings. Ashley Saarem had three hits, three runs and an RBI, Lauren Knorzer had two hits, including a double, two runs and two RBI, Elayna Shine had three hits, including a double, three RBI and two runs, Megan Hein had three hits and Lindsay Burroughs added a hit, RBI and run.
Morrow doubled four times and had six RBI and three runs in the nightcap. Morrow also pitched a complete game, striking out seven over six innings.
LIsa Yamamoto doubled three times with three RBI and two runs, Sara Shores doubled twice with two RBI and two runs and Ali Thompson had two hits, including a double, two RBI and a run.