Glenville-Emmons softball nabbed at plate twice

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Making an out at home plate hurts; making two in a 3-2 game must feel like an ulcer.

But that&8217;s what happened to the Glenville-Emmons softball team Monday night at Mabel against Mabel-Canton.

The Wolverines (1-3 overall, 0-2 SEC) had two opportunities to score, but both times were cut down with a play at the plate.

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&8220;The throws had to be perfect and they were both times,&8221; coach Lisa Ziebell said. &8220;They made the plays when they needed them.&8221;

Glenville-Emmons jumped out to a 1-0 first inning lead, but the Cougars came back in the second for three runs all of which were unearned.

&8220;The second inning was our demise of the night,&8221; Ziebell said. &8220;We started the inning with a walk,

an error, then a fielder&8217;s choice, a basehit and another walk.&8221;

In the end it was another tough loss for the team and starting pitcher Tasha Belshan who threw six innings, allowed five hits and struck out two in the loss.

Alayna Hall led the Wolverines on offense with a 2-for-3 night and two runs scored. Jordan Van Rywsyk also went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run.

Glenville-Emmons will resume play Thursday in Austin against Lyle-Pacelli in a doubleheader.