Lisko, Mayo slip past Century
Century's offense had been surging of late, but Sarah Lisko held the Panthers to six hits to lead Mayo past the Panthers 5-1 in Big Nine Conference softball on Thursday.
Rochester Century's offense had been surging of late, but Sarah Lisko held the Panthers to six hits to lead Mayo past the Panthers 5-1 in Big Nine Conference softball on Thursday.
Lisko struck out eight and allowed just a single run in the top of the fourth.
Mayo trailed 1-0 before scoring three times in the bottom of the fourth and then scoring twice more in the fifth.
Kennedy Kechely hit a double and scored a pair of runs for Mayo.
"Just as we planned for, a very tightly contested crosstown game," Mayo coach Steve Lewison said. "Both teams played exceptional defense. We just got a couple of breaks balls falling in and were able to pull out the win."
Frankie Mickelson went 3-for-4 for Century and Morgan Wilson was 2-for-3. Erin Ziebarth suffered the loss, allowing three runs in four innings.
Mayo 5, Century 1
Century: Frankie Mickelson 3-for-4; Morgan Wilson 2-for-3; Megan Karteisar 1-for-3. LP:Erin Ziebarth 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K; Shyanne Stolp 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K.
Mayo: Katelyn Harrington 1-for-3; Kennedy Kechely 1-for-2, 1 2B, 2 R; Mackenzie Paulson 1-for-3; Allison Borge 1-for-3; Kayla Fitzpatrick 1-for-3; Sarah Lisko 1-for-3. WP:Sarah Lisko 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 8 K.
Gee's big night lifts JM
AUSTIN — Abby Gee had a huge night at the plate for John Marshall to lift the Rockets to a 3-1 win over Austin in Big Nine Conference action.
Gee hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game. She then collected her fourth hit of the game in the seventh inning, a two-run single with the bases loaded, to drive in the winning runs. Gee finished the game 4-for-4.
"Abby Gee got some clutch hits late and that turned out to be the difference tonight," JM coach Thang Nguyen said. "A total team effort and a well-earned win."
Austin got its first hitter on in the bottom of the seventh before winning pitcher Taryn Adams retired the next three hitters. Adams got out of a pair of tough one-out jams earlier, with bases loaded in the sixth and with runners at second and third in the fourth.
"Give Austin a lot of credit, they kept us off balance at the plate most of the night," Nguyen said. "Their shortstop made some great plays."
JM (6-8) will host Mayo on Tuesday. Austin falls to 5-10.
John Marshall 3, Austin 1
John Marshall: Taryn Adams 1-for-3; Emily Bowron 1-for-3; Abby Gee 4-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R; Nicole Ward 1-for-3; Gina Pula 1-for-1. WP:Taryn Adams 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Austin: Sydney Murphy 1-for-4; Matison Hackensmith 1-for-2; Jordan Huntley 1-for-2; Shayley Vesel 2-for-4; Jaidyn Bastian 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB. LP:Jaidyn Bastian 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.