Girls Varsity Softball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Junior Sierra Norman ripped a two-out, two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday (May 14), lifting the Columbus North softball team to a 5-4 victory over Jennings County at Southside Elementary School.
Norman also doubled as the Bull Dogs improved to 12-8 for the season while celebrating Senior Day. Freshman Rachel Cowan also homered for CN, while junior Brooke Bruin and freshman Peri Foust each provided a double. Senior Bailey Lofton chipped in a single for the winners, while Foust pitched a complete game. Foust gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out 10 and walking just one.
Junior Carissa Sabelhaus singled and homered for the visiting Panthers (x-x). Senior Kylee Matern added a two-run home run, while sophomore Skylar Weber, junior Haley Engelking, senior Madi Skinner and freshman Delaney McCreary each produced a single.
Senior Gabby Mahoney took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits while striking out seven and walking two in 6.2 innings.
At the JV level, the visiting Panthers took a 13-1 victory. Freshman Emily Hatton had the lone hit for the Bull Dogs (3-6-1). This was the final JV game of the season.
The Columbus North varsity closes its regular season at 5 p.m. Thursday (May 16) when it visits Hauser. The Bull Dogs follow by opening sectional play at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday (May 21) against East Central at Bloomington South.
AT SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Jennings County ………. 000 121 0 – 4 7 2
Columbus North ………. 002 001 2 – 5 6 0
WP: Peri Foust. LP: Gabby Mahoney.
2B: Sierra Norman (CN), Brooke Bruin (CN), Peri Foust (CN).
HR: Rachel Cowan (CN), Sierra Norman (CN), Carissa Sabelhaus (JC), Kylee Matern (JC).