Orioles softball improves stellar season with comeback win
After an impressive 7-1 (1-0) start to the season, the Concordia High School Orioles softball team kept with the winning ways, coming back and defeating Cole Camp High School before blowing the La Monte High School Vikings out of the water.
Monday, March 25 — Nonconference — Cole Camp HS
Cole Camp 9
They had to dig deep, but the Concordia Orioles finally got ahead in the sixth inning and didn’t turn back en route to the 14-9 victory over Cole Camp High School.
Senior Jacey Smith scored when senior Alexis Borgstadt doubled in the second inning, but by the end of the inning, it was Smithton ahead with the 4-1 advantage. A two-out rally in the third inning spurred by a double from freshman Cate Cooper helped the Orioles collect two runs, but Cole Camp responded in the bottom of the fourth with four runs of their own, moving the score to 8-3.
The Orioles quickly clapped back, however, scoring three runs thanks in large part to doubles from junior Kailey Ohrenberg and sophomore Teagan Powers. This — combined with a Cole Camp run in the bottom of the inning — moved the score to 9-6 in favor of CCHS.
The top of the sixth inning, however, was where the Orioles earned their feathers, as sophomore Lauren Fiene doubled to start the inning and the Orioles scored six one-out runs on three doubles (freshman Hali Deatherage, Ohrenberg, Powers), ultimately collecting eight runs in the inning to move the score to 14-9.
With a lead now established, Fiene was able to finish the complete game, earning the victory behind 14 strikeouts and two walks. She allowed nine runs, but only two were earned.
The O’s collected 16 hits. Fiene certainly helped her cause, scoring three runs and going 4-5 with a double. Smith went 2-5, driving in three runs and scoring two, as well. Ohrenberg also went 2-5 with two runs scored and two driven in, but the game’s best hitter was sophomore Teagan Powers, collecting three doubles en route to a 4-5 outing with four RBIs and a run scored.
The Orioles moved to 8-1 (2-0) with the victory. Cole Camp fell to 2-4 with the loss.
Wednesday, March 27 — Nonconference — Concordia HS
La Monte 3
It was smooth sailing for Concordia when they hosted the La Monte High School Vikings, cruising to the 13-3 victory.
Teagan Powers was great from the mound, striking out eight over five innings and allowing just three hits. Two of the three runs allowed were earned.
A scoreless first inning was followed by a five-run second and four-run performances in the third and fifth innings, blowing the game out of reach early on.
Sophomore Lauren Fiene went 3-4 with a double and one run scored, while freshman Cate Cooper went 2-3 with a triple and four RBIs in addition to crossing the plate thrice herself. Senior Alexis Borgstadt also went 2-3 with two doubles and three RBIs to go with the two runs and one walk she recorded. Senior Justice Workman went 2-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.
Concordia advanced to 9-1 (1-0) with the win. La Monte fell to 1-3 with the big loss.