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Columbus softball ends regular season with doubleheader loss

October 4, 2018

Columbus softball wrapped up the regular season portion of the schedule with Parents Night and a doubleheader against Grand Island on Monday night.

The Discoverers dropped both games and fell to 11-20 on the season and have lost six of the last seven ahead of the district tournament on Thursday at Millard South.

Despite the tough results, there were some bright spots and an opportunity for the program to honor the career of several team leaders.

“Tonight was about the seniors,” coach Paul Braun said in comments sent to The Telegram. “It’s not the result that you wanted, but we competed all night.”

Game 1 was an 11-4 loss to Grand Island that saw the Islanders take a 1-0 lead through three innings. Runs added every inning after built the lead to 6-0 after five and 1/2.

Columbus cut the lead thanks to a double by Larisa Rother then a walk by Macee Trotta. Katie Stachura drove in both with a single up the middle.

Grand Island answered with five in the seventh and essentially put the game away. Trotta drove in two in the final at bat to complete the scoring.

In Game 2, the Islanders again led early, 4-0 after three. This time though, the Discoverers answered found the offense in time to take a lead.

With two down in the bottom of the third, Tayler Braun tripled, Rother drove her in with a single then Rylie Olson brought Rother in on a single.

After shutting down the Grand Island bats in the top of the fourth, Columbus took a 6-4 lead. Just when it looked as if the Discoverers were on the brink of splitting the doubleheader, the Islanders plated 12 in the seventh.

A single Columbus run then an infield pop up ended the night.

Alyssa Turner was 2 for 8 on the night with two runs scored, a double and an RBI, Macee Trotta went 2 for 7 with two driven in, Abbi Gerber was 3 for 7 and Larisa Rother went 3 for 8, smashed two doubles, scored two runs and drove in three more.

“One thing you can count on about this team is they never give up. They keep playing no matter the score,” coach Braun said. “That is a reflection of our senior leadership. It was good to get in some live reps as we head into districts. It will benefit us by playing tonight.”

SCOREBOARD

Volleyball

St. Paul def. Lakeview 26-24, 25-19, 25-21

Twin River def. David City 25-22, 25-12, 25-22

Hastings AC def. York 16-25, 25-14, 25-18

BDS def. East Butler 25-14, 15-13

Clarkson/L def. Shelby-RC 25-22, 25-12

Humphrey SF def. Elgin PJ 25-18, 17-25, 25-15

Humphrey SF def. St. Mary’s 25-15, 25-15

Lutheran High def. Shelby-RC 20-15, 25-20

Osceola def. East Butler 25-23, 22-25, 25-19

Wayne def. Boone Central/NG 25-13, 25-11

Pierce def. Boone Central/NG 22-25, 27-25, 25-15

Bellevue W def. Omaha North 25-20, 25-13, 25-4

Bennington def. Plattsmout, 25-11, 25-18, 25-11

Bertrand def. Wilcox-H 25-12, 25-7, 25-17

Brady def. Medicine Valley 25-14, 25-11

Broken Bow def. Cozad 25-11, 25-18

Broken Bow def. Ord 16-25, 25-21, 25-22

Central City def. Arcadia/LC 25-17, 25-18, 25-13

Chase County def. Southwest 25-4, 25-18

Doniphan-T def. Giltner 25-20, 25-18

Doniphan-T def. Heartland 18-25, 25-17, 25-21

Falls City def. Conestoga 25-9, 25-12, 25-7

Garden County def. Minatare 25-14, 25-16, 25-18

Grand Island CC def. Aurora 25-17, 25-17, 25-16

Hampton def. High Plains 25-16, 25-22

Johnson-B def. Freeman 25-19, 25-21, 25-20

Lexington def. Hastings AC 26-24, 25-21

Lexington def. York,25-22, 26-24

Loomis def. Harvard 21-25, 20-25, 25-13, 25-17, 15-9

Malcolm def. Weeping Water 25-11, 25-15, 25-13

Mead def. Boys Town 25-12, 25-12, 25-13

Medicine Valley def. Maywood-HC 25-21, 25-16

Meridian def. Hampton 25-9, 25-22

Meridian def. High Plains 25-11, 25-9

North Platte SP def. Chase County 26-24, 25-21

North Platte SP def. Southwest 25-6, 25-19

Brownell Talbot def. Cedar Bluffs 25-19, 25-16, 25-19

Ord def. Cozad 25-18, 25-15

Overton def. Gibbon 25-13, 25-22, 25-14

Papillion-LV S def. Burke, 25-12, 25-12, 25-12

Ravenna def. Shelton 25-19, 22-25, 25-12

Spalding Acdmy def. Fullerton 26-24, 25-19

Thayer Central def. Sutton 25-20, 25-12, 25-9

Walthill def. Emerson-H 25-19, 25-23

Wood River def. Ravenna 25-12, 25-13

Wynot def. Emerson-H 25-13, 25-5

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