Fury helps Phoenix past Warriors

May 12, 2019

Hallie Fury capped off the Luther Prep softball team’s 3-spot in the second inning with a 2-run double as the Phoenix held off Lakeside Lutheran 5-4 in a Capitol North game at LPS on Friday.

Lakeside scored on an error and McKenna Lamp had a run-scoring double in the third to cut the Luther Prep (5-7, 2-7 in conference) lead to one.

After a walk and a single, Andrea Bortulin scored from second on a fielder’s choice groundout by Kristine Deisinger to push the Phoenix lead to 4-2. Another fielder’s choice scored Sarah Thede later in the inning, pushing the lead to three.

The Warriors (8-7, 5-4) scored on sacrifice flies by Ryann Burger and Olyvia Uecker that made it 5-4 Phoenix in the sixth.

Bortulin pitched a perfect seventh to close it out. The right-hander struck out two, allowed one earned and gave up seven hits to pick up the decision.

Fury was 2-for-4 and Ally Goba went 2-for-3 with a double. Ana Goelzer also doubled for Luther Prep.

Lakeside’s Olivia Krieser was 2-for-3 and Lamp had two hits.

Kylee Gnabasik struck out four, allowing five earned over six innings.

Lakeside Lutheran plays a nonconference doubleheader at Fond du Lac Winnebago Lutheran Academy today starting at 10 a.m.

Luther Prep plays at the Lomira Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. today.


Lakeside 002 002 0 — 4 11 1

Luther Prep 032 000 X — 5 12 6

WP: Bortulin

LP: Gnabasik

Pitching (ip-h-er-bb-so) — LL, Gnabasik 6-9-5-1-4; LP, Bortulin 7-7-1-4-2

Leading hitters — Krieser (LL) 2x3, Lamp (LL) 2x4, 2B; Fury (LP) 2x4, 2B, Goba (LP) 2x3, 2B

2B: Statz (LL); Goelzer (LP)