(April 4th, 2015) – MONTPELIER: After suffering a tough loss earlier in the day, the Lady Locos of Montpelier came back to handle the Hicksville Aces in the second game of a double header on Saturday, April 4. In a match-up between the North Western Ohio Athletic League and the Green Meadows Conference, the Locomotives and Aces both came ready to play in the second contest of the day.
Montpelier showed their guest from Hicksville little hospitality, defeating them 9-4.
The Locos built a substantial lead in the early goings of the game. By the conclusion of the third inning, they had claimed an 8-2 advantage. Little would change throughout the remaining four innings, as Montpelier held on to enjoy a 5 run victory.
Both offenses were potent in the contest. With 16 hits on the day, the Locomotive bats were live, as the Montpelier girls lit up Lady Aces pitcher Carli Ayers for six innings. Leading the way for the home team was Mikayla Schilt. The junior racked up an impressive five hits in the contest, including 4 singles and a double. Seniors Christy Duchene and Sydney Houk each contributed 2 hits, with both girls earning a single and a double.
Breanna Stein, who pitched the last two innings of the first game of the afternoon, returned to the mound to pitch a complete game in the victory. While she gave up 14 hits and didn’t strike out any batters for Hicksville, she also only gave up 1 walk. Instead, Stein was aided by her defense, though she did a good bit of fielding herself as well. The win puts her record at 1-0 on the young season.
Everything Montpelier did wrong in the first game against the Aces, they did right in game two. Their fielding was much improved. They swung their bats with more confidence. The adjustments they made between the two contests made all the difference, as the Lady Locomotives won in an even more convincing fashion than the final score would indicate.