Green Bay Shut Out in Doubleheader Weather Delay
By: Jill Wunrow
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - With two outs in the top of the fourth inning, the first contest of Green Bay's doubleheader softball game against Loyola was suspended for one hour due to thunderstorms, which included hail, lightning and rain.
After play resumed, Green Bay (15-19, 4-7 HL) was unable to overcome a 2-0 deficit before falling 9-0 and 4-0 to Loyola (18-19, 11-6 HL) in its doubleheader Wednesday, April 18 at Ben Garot Field.
GAME 1 - LOYOLA 9, GREEN BAY 0 - With two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Paige Newtols (Green Bay, Wis.) hit a single for the Phoenix and later stole second base before being stranded at the close of the inning.
With one out in the top of the fourth, Loyola hit an RBI double before adding an RBI single with two outs, putting two runs on the board on three hits.
With two outs in the fifth, the Ramblers hit an RBI single to center field for the 3-0 advantage.
With one out in the bottom of the sixth and Amanda Omahen (San Diego, Calif.) on first, Stacey Butts (Greenfield, Wis.) hit a deep ball to center field for a stand-up double, advancing Omahen to third. The Phoenix was unable to score in the inning, stranding two runners on base.
Loyola scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning off four hits and one error as the Phoenix was shut out 9-0 on Loyola's 12 hits.
Green Bay registered three hits in the contest while Allison Goecks (Beloit, Wis.) pitched six innings for the Phoenix.
GAME 2 - LOYOLA 4, GREEN BAY 0 - Loyola took a 2-0 lead in the third inning of play off a home run to right field before retiring the side on defense in the bottom of the inning.
Green Bay's first hit of the contest came with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning when Ashleigh Racer (Waterford, Wis.) hit a single. Tia Collins (Orfordville, Wis.), who was pinch running for Stacey Butts (Greenfield, Wis.), advanced to third but was stranded on base along with Newtols to close the inning.
Omahen registered Green Bay's final hit of the game with a single to left field in the sixth inning before being stranded on base.
Stacey Butts led off Green Bay's final inning at the plate with a walk before stealing second and advancing to third on a groundout by Miranda Reinke (Milwaukee, Wis.). Newtols reached base after being hit by a pitch but was later stranded to close the game.
Nannemann pitched a complete game for the Phoenix.
The final game of the series between Green Bay and Loyola is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Ben Garot Field. The Phoenix hosts Cleveland State in a three-game series beginning with a doubleheader Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m.
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