Mt. Zion Baseball – Softball
Mt. Zion Braves Can’t Hold Up Against Tolono Unity
The Mt. Zion Braves struggled to get their offense going on Saturday, getting easily dispatched by Tolono Unity, 13-3.
The Braves fired up the offense in the first inning. Gwen Bender drove in one when Bender singled.
Tolono Unity pulled away for good with five runs in the third inning.
Dakota Harrison was on the rubber for the Braves. The righthander went four and a third innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits and striking out seven. Kayla Schnippel threw one inning out of the bullpen.
Mt. Zion launched one home run on the day. Bender had a four bagger in the sixth inning.
The Braves tallied seven hits in the game. Sierra Hiser, Peyton Courson, and Bender all had multiple hits. Bender, Courson, and Hiser each managed two hits to lead Mt. Zion.
Tolono Unity collected 13 hits.
Normal West Runs Away With Early Lead in Victory Over Braves
Mt. Zion Braves Varsity fell behind early and could not come back in a 12-2 loss to Normal West on Thursday. Normal West scored on two doubles and a wild pitch in the first inning.
The Braves struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Normal West, giving up 12 runs.
Dakota Harrison took the loss for Mt. Zion. The righthander lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out one.
Mt. Zion had eight hits in the game. Kenzie Shumate and Harrison all had multiple hits in the game. Shumate went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Mt. Zion in hits.
Normal West racked up 14 hits on the day and didn’t commit a single error in the field.
Despite Strong Fight, Mt. Zion Braves Can’t Top Bloomington
Despite a 6-run deficit in the fifth inning, the Mt. Zion Braves almost came all the way back, eventually falling 6-5 to Bloomington High School on Monday, April 19.
Mt. Zion scored five runs in the failed comeback on a double by Caitlin Maley, an error, and a sacrifice fly by Dakota Harrison.
The Braves fell behind early in the loss. Bloomington High School scored on a single and two doubles in the first inning.
Scoring five runs in the seventh inning, Maley, Gwen Bender, and Harrison each drove in runs during the inning.
Lauren Waller took the loss for Mt. Zion as she lasted one-third of an inning, allowing four hits and three runs while walking zero.
Kennedy Highley, Sierra Hiser, and Maley each collected one hit to lead Mt. Zion.
Bloomington High School scattered eight hits in the game.