On a day meant for either skiing or ice skating, the Warwick Warriors played the Hempfield Black Knights on their field.
It was nasty outside and at times a bit on the field too. Warwick committed 8 errors.
Normally a game where Warwick’s all-star pitcher Amanda Herr is on the mound, one expects a low scoring game. Not today.
Hempfield pounded out 17 hits and scored 17 runs.
Gabby Turner struck out 6 to get the win for the Black Knights.
Notable hits today included Hempfield’s sophomore Skylar Constable hitting her first home run ever over a fence in any softball game she has ever played. And I am happy to say I captured it on video. The oufielder had 3 hits and 4 RBI’s on the day.
The Warriors were down 6-1 after 3 innings but clawed their way back to take the lead after freshman Katelyn Minney ripped an opposite field home run to give Warwick a 7-6 lead in the top of the 4th inning.
But an 11-run 5th inning by Hempfield led to the 10-run mercy rule.
Yes it’s early and cold, but Hempfield now leads Section One. Should be a fun season to watch both of these teams. They can hit. And pitch. But today was a hitter’s day.
Interview with Skylar Constable who hit her first home run over a fence ever and had 4 RBIs
Interview Gabi Turner winning pitcher with 6 K’s:
Interview with Cara Mahoney SS Hempfield, she had game winning RBI hit: