KINNIKINNICK — On Monday, March 29, the Washington Lady Blue Lion varsity softball team visited rural Ross County to take on the Zane Trace Lady Pioneers.
The Lady Lions had a late rally that came up a little short in a 10-8 loss to the Pioneers.
Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning and scored two more runs in the top of the second to lead 4-0.
Zane Trace scored one run in the bottom of the second and five in the bottom of the third to take a 6-4 lead.
Both teams scored one run in the fourth to put the score at 7-5.
Washington pulled to within one run, scoring in the top of the fifth.
It remained a 7-6 game until Zane Trace scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Washington scored twice in the top of the seventh before their side was retired.
Makenna Knisley started and pitched 2.2 innings. She allowed seven runs (five earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
Meredith Pabst took the loss for Washington. She pitched three innings with four earned runs on six hits. She struck out five and walked two.
Addison Knisley led Washington at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
Mallori Tucker went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and one RBI and Corynn Chrisman was 2 for 5 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored.
G. McCullough had three hits and scored three runs for Zane Trace. Her hits included a double and a home run.
L. Scott had three hits and drove in four runs for the Pioneers. One of her hits was a double.
The loss put Washington’s record at 1-2.
Offensively for Washington: Corynn Chrisman 2-5, 1 run, 2 RBI, 2 2b; Brooklyn Foose, 1-3, 1 run, 2 bb, 1 sb; Makenna Knisley, 0-1, 3 bb; Meredith Pabst, 1-4, 1 RBI; Tristan Hammock, 0-2, roe; Kassidy Olsson, 0-2, 1 sb; Addison Knisley, 3-4, 2 runs, 1 2b, 1 sb; Emma Funari, 0-4, 1 run, roe; Marcella Jones, 0-2; Mallori Tucker, 2-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 sb; Brooklyn Devenport, 1-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 fc, 1 sb. LOB: 9.
W 220 110 2 — 8 10 4
ZT 015 103 x — 10 15 3