Fury helps Phoenix past Warriors
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.
LUTHER PREP 5, LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 4
Lakeside 002 002 0 — 4 11 1
Luther Prep 032 000 X — 5 12 6
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)