Hartlines help Bobcats gain split with Colts
Published 11:25 am Thursday, May 19, 2016
Led by the Hartline sisters, Brandywine’s softball team beat Comstock, 10-5, in game two Tuesday of a BCS Athletic Conference doubleheader.
In the opener, the Colts upended the Bobcats, 10-3.
Makenna Hartlne had three hits, including a grand slam, while Michaela Hartline totaled three hits, including a solo homer.
“They stepped up at the plate,” said Brandywine softball coach Ron Hartline, who’s the twins father. “When your seniors step up it’s contagious. It gets the other kids fired up. There was a night and day difference between the first game and the second game when it came to our hitting.”
Makenna Hartline’s grand slam in the second inning gave the Bobcats a 4-2 lead. Makenna’s RBI double highlighted a five-run third for Brandywine, which gave the hosts a 9-4 lead. Two of the five runs were unearned as Comstock committed three errors in the inning.
Michaela Hartline’s solo homer gave Brandywine a 10-5 lead in the fifth inning.
Brandywine relief pitcher Audrey Longley allowed one run and two hits over three innings. Starting pitcher Riley Balos gave up four runs on six hits over four innings. Both hurlers are freshman.
“I expected them to split the doubleheader,” Ron Hartline said about how he felt after losing game one. “They had to dig deep and find a way to do it.”
In game one, Comstock jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Abby Schreiner’s three-run homer extended the visitors lead to 9-0 in the fourth inning.
Michaela Hartline had an RBI double and Nicole Sachman added an RBI single for Brandywine.
COMSTOCK 10-5, BRANDYWINE 3-10
At Brandywine High School
Comstock 400 510 0 – 10 11 2
Brandywine 000 010 2 – 3 8 1
Madelyn Caswell (W) and Abby House; Destiny Bennett (L), Audrey Longley (6) and Chelsie Luczkowski.
2B: Grace Gostlin (C), Michaela Hartline (B).
HR: Abby Schreiner (C).
Comstock 112 010 0 – 5 8 4
Brandywine 045 010 x – 10 16 2
Abby Schreiner (L), Madelyn Caswell (3) and Abby House; Riley Balos (W), Audrey Longley (5-S) and Chelsie Luczkowski.
2B: Michaela Hartline (B), Chelsie Luczkowski (B), Makenna Hartline (B).
HR: Grace Gostlin (C), Makenna Hartline (B), Michaela Hartline (B).
Varsity records: Comstock 15-12, Brandywine 9-13.
STEVENSVILLE — A lack of offense continues to plaque the Niles softball team.
The Vikings (6-22) managed just five hits in both ends of the doubleheader as the Lancers defeated Niles 7-0 and 12-2 in SMAC West Division play Tuesday.
Caitlyn Daly tripled for the Vikings in the first game, while Brooke Timm doubled in the nightcap.
LAKESHORE 7-12, NILES 0-2
Niles 000 000 0 – 0 5 2
Lakeshore 111 310 x – 7 12 0
Brooke Timm (L); Jamie Belt (W), Reagan Remus (7).
2B: Becca Spenner (L).
HR: Olivia Freehling (L).
Niles 001 001 0 – 2 5 2
Lakeshore 072 102 x – 12 11 0
Timm (L); Belt (W).
2B: Spenner (L), Jordan Wermund 2 (L), Timm (N).
Varsity record: Niles 6-22.
The host Bucks swept a BCS doubleheader from Parchment 9-1 and 7-3 Tuesday.
Sammi Luzadre and Ali Kyle both doubled for Buchanan in the opening game, while in the nightcap, Alyssa Florey had a double.
Luzadre and Maddie Hemphill picked up wins.
PARCHMENT 1-0, BUCHANAN 9-7
Parchment 000 001 0 – 1
Buchanan 402 003 x – 9
Sammi Luzadre (W).
2B: Luzadre 2 (B), Ali Kyles (B).
Parchment 020 001 0 – 3
Buchnanan 000 430 X – 7
Maddie Hemphill (W).
2B: Alyssa Florey (B).