Saturday, December 20, 2014

Morgan Buxbaum makes contact with the ball during the first of two Lady Devils junior varsity games against Dickinson on Monday. The Lady Devils softball team had a busy week, with games against Glasgow, Hardin and a trip to Billings to close out the week.

Lady Devils drop doubleheader to Glasgow

By Kevin Miller

Ranger-Review Staff Writer

The Lady Red Devils’ softball team hosted Glasgow for a pair of games on Tuesday.  Glasgow was too much for the Glendive girls to handle.  The Scotties came away with wins of 18-6 and 6-2.

Glasgow jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead after just two innings in game number one.  DCHS answered with a pair of runs in the third.  Aspen Gibbs started the inning for the Lady Devils by drawing a base on balls.  Sarah Temple would single and advance Gibbs to second. Gibbs then scored the first run on a fielder’ choice by Wyniah Mintz. Temple scored the second run for the Devils on an single by Sami Calkins.

The Scotties would comeback with a run to go up 9-2 but Glendive counter with another run. This time the Devils’ Amanda Mittlestadt ripped a single off of the outfield fence and then would score on an RBI double by Lexi Pettersen.

The lead for the Scotties reached nine at 12-3 before the Red Devils rallied with three runs. Taya Torres singled, Sam Burman walked and Mittlestadt doubled in the 5th inning and all three players would come around to score to pull Glendive back within six at 12-6.

The first game came to an end after six innings.  In the top of the 6th Glasgow erupted for six more runs and then held Glendive in the bottom of the inning giving the visitors the 12-run victory.

The second game saw the Scotties again start quickly.  Glasgow was up 3-0 after two and then another run in the fourth put the Scotties up 4-0.  Glendive did not get on the board until the fifth when Torres scored. Torres reached on a single then stole a base.  Baylee Hushka then drove her in with a single.

The second run of the final game for DCHS was scored by Mittlestsdt who started off with a double. She came in to score on a single by Torres. But The Lady Red Devils were unable to generate any more offense and fell by the four runs, 6-2.

Mittlestadt led the offense for Glendive by going 5-6 at the plate over the two ballgames. Pettersen and Torres each had three hits in the doubleheader.

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