Fulton vs. Portland St. Patrick – – MHSAA Softball District Semifinal – – The Bleacher Denizen – – June 4, 2022 – – by Chuck Krafft
It is time to play the second semifinal of the Softball District at Carson City-Crystal. The Shamrocks from Portland St. Patrick will face the Pirates from Fulton.
Here is a link to the first game of the day!
We can take some time to listen to an original tune from my You Tube Channel as the teams warm up!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol3R-ZL9568
Here are the starting lineups for today’s game. Fulton will bat first and St. Patrick will be the home team.
Jaci Canfield ss
Madison Bensinger cf
Alyssa Lambert 3b
Kaya Canfield c
Addison Warnke 1b
Renee Viles dp
Olivia Kirkpatrick lf
Baeley Vandervest 2b
Valerie Reniewicz rf
Sydney Andrews will pitch, but not bat.
Rylee Scheurer cf
Carly Scheurer p
Lydia Meredith ss
Mara Schrauben 3b
Addie Scheurer c
Natalee Teachworth 1b
Emma Honsowitz 2b
Bella Meyers dp
Laynie Meredith rf
Tori Sandborn will play left field, but will not bat.
It is now time to review the results of this game through the sluggish, aging eyes of a Bleacher Denizen who did not have much of a baseball or softball career. It all started in tee ball, when they insisted that the Bleacher Denizen swing a bat at the ball instead of walking it out to the outfield spot where he wanted it to drop.
Carly Scheurer retired the three Fulton first inning hitters on two strikeouts and a grounder to the shortstop.
Rylee Scheurer tripled down the left field line to lead of the bottom of the first inning for the Shamrocks. Sydney Andrews struck out the next St. Patrick batter. Lydia Meredith doubled to drive in Rylee Scheurer. Mara Schrauben singled and Lydia Meredith advanced to third base. Addie Scheurer was safe on a fielder’s choice grounder to third base; Lydia Meredith reacted really quickly to get back to the base and avoid being tagged. This loaded the bases.
Lydia Meredith and Mara Schrauben scored; Addie Scheurer moved to third base as well when Natalee Teachworth was safe at first base on a throwing error. Emma Honsowitz doubled to drive in Addie Scheurer and Natalee Teachworth. Emma Honsowitz went to third on the throw to home plate. Bella Meyers lined a double to right field to drive in Emma Honsowitz. Bella Meyers took third base on Laynie Meredith’s groundout to the shortstop. Sydney Andrews retired the next batter on a groundout to the shortstop to end the inning.
St. Patrick scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 6-0 lead.
Alas, your Bleacher’s pen was unable to handle the strain of varsity competition and had to be replaced at the end of the inning. If a couple more pens go, I may need to hold auditions for pens that can handle the job! On a more positive note, thanks to Fowler fan Therese Koenigsknecht for bringing a great chicken barbecue dinner from a Carson City barbecue event. It was a bit of a juggling act, but I was able to eat the dinner as I took notes!
Shamrock Catcher Addie Scheurer made a great running catch to retire the Pirate second inning leadoff hitter on a foul popup. Carly Scheurer struck out the next batter. Fulton made its third out on a foul fly to third base.
Carly Scheurer singled to left field to lead off the bottom of the second inning for St. Patrick. Carly Scheurer stole second base. Lydia Meredith doubled down the third base line to drive in Carly Scheurer. Lydia Meredith took third base on Mara Schrauben’s ground out to the shortstop. Everyone was safe on Addie Scheurer’s fielder’s choice grounder to third base as Lydia Meredith made another athletic move to avoid being tagged out going back to third base.
Addie Scheurer stole second base and Lydia Meredith stole home; Addie Scheurer took third base on a throwing error. Addie Scheurer scored when Natalee Teachworth was safe at first on an error. Natalee Teachworth advanced to second base on Emma Honsowitz’ single down the left field line. Natalee Teachworth was out at third on Bella Meyers’ fielder’s choice groundout. Emma Honsowitz went to second base. Pirate Pitcher Sydney Andrews retired the next hitter on a fly to center field to end the inning.
After the Shamrocks scored three runs in the second inning, they held a 9-0 lead.
Carly Scheurer struck out the Pirate leadoff batter in the top of the third inning. Baeley Vandervest walked. Valerie Reniewicz singled to right-center field. Shamrock Centerfielder Rylee Scheurer got the ball back to the infield quickly to throw out the runner when she tried to go to second base. Baeley Vandervest moved to third base on the play. Carly Scheurer struck out the next batter to end the inning.
Rylee Scheurer belted a triple to the left field fence to lead off the bottom of the third inning for St. Patrick. Pirate Pitcher Sydney Andrews reacted really quickly to snare a line drive off the bat of Carly Scheurer to record St. Patrick’s first out of the inning. Rylee Scheurer scored on Lydia Meredith’s groundout to third base. Sydney Andrews retired the next hitter on a fly to third base to end the inning.
St. Patrick scored one run in the bottom of the third inning to lift their lead to 10-0.
Carly Scheurer struck out the Fulton leadoff batter in the top of the fourth inning. Alyssa Lambert tripled down the left field line and scored on a wild pitch. Kaya Canfield walked. She moved up to second base on a groundout to second base by Addison Warnke. Renee Viles singled to drive in Kaya Canfield. Renee Viles took second base on the throw home. Fulton made its third out on a fly to center field.
Fulton scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning to trim the Shamrock lead to 10-2.
Addie Scheurer walked to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning for St. Patrick. She advanced to second base on Natalee Teachworth’s single to left field. Sydney Andrews retired the next Shamrock batter on a popup to third base. Bella Meyers singled to right field to drive in Addie Scheurer. Natalee Teachworth advanced to second base. Sydney Andrews retired the next hitter on a liner to third base. Hannah Weller entered the game for the Shamrocks to pinch run at second base. St. Patrick made the final out of the inning on a fly to the shortstop.
St. Patrick scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend its lead to 11-2.
Carly Scheurer retired the three Pirate fifth inning hitters on a strikeout, a grounder to second and a bunt to the pitcher.
Sydney Andrews retired the Shamrock leadoff batter in the bottom of the fifth inning on a grounder to first base and got the second out on a grounder to shortstop. Mara Schrauben doubled to center field. Addie Scheurer singled to right field to drive in Mara Schrauben.
St. Patrick took a 12-2 lead and the game was ended by the mercy rule.
Alyssa Lambert had a triple for Fulton. Renee Viles had a single and one RBI. Valerie Reniewicz also had a single. Sydney Andrews pitched the complete game for the Pirates.
Rylee Scheurer had a triple and a double for St. Patrick. Lydia Meredith had two doubles and three RBI. Emma Honsowitz and Bella Meyers each had a double, a single and two RBI. Mara Schrauben had a double and a single. Natalee Teachworth had a single and two RBI. Addie Scheurer had a single and one RBI. Carly Scheurer had a single. Carly Scheurer also pitched the complete game for the Shamrocks.
Here is a link to the final between Fowler and Portland St. Patrick https://thebleacherdenizen.com/2022/06/05/fowler-vs-portland-st-patrick-mhsaa-softball-district-final-the-bleacher-denizen-june-4-2022-by-chuck-krafft/