|Yuma shuts out Dragons|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
Yuma came to town last Tuesday, Oct. 6, slapping the Dragon softball team with a 10-0 shut-out in six innings.
It was a disappointing loss for Holyoke, according to coach Ashley Clayton. “Mentally, the Dragons were not on their game, making many costly mental errors.”
“The Dragons brought their bats at the beginning of the game, however they had trouble finding a hole for their hits,” added Clayton.
“After making so many improvements and strides in the right direction, this game was a huge step backwards. Hopefully the girls are able to learn from their mistakes and move past this game,” said Clayton.
Scoring one run in the third inning, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and four in the sixth, Yuma then held Holyoke scoreless in the bottom of the sixth to end the game early.
Macey Pierce took the loss on the mound, giving up 12 hits and 10 runs on nine walks and seven Holyoke errors. She earned five strike-outs.
Pierce led the HHS hitting stats, going two for three with a triple. Additionally, Laura Gerk was one for three and reached base on an error, Jordan Zeiler was one for two and Makenzie Ault had a sacrifice bunt.
Snow and rain have upset the recent softball schedule. Holyoke’s out-of-town contests at Platte Valley and Weld Central were postponed from Saturday, Oct. 10 to Wednesday, Oct. 14, weather permitting.
Again, contingent on weather conditions, the Monday, Oct. 12 game with Strasburg and Tuesday, Oct. 13 game with Burlington have been moved to Thursday afternoon, Oct. 15 at Burlington. Holyoke will play Burlington, in a varsity-only contest at 3 p.m., followed by a Holyoke-Strasburg game at approximately 5 p.m.
This Saturday, Oct. 17, the Dragons will compete in a single elimination bracket format district tournament in Burlington. The teams on the eastern side of the league will be placed into the bracket based on their records.
The top two teams out of the district will move on to the regional tournament the following Friday, Oct. 23.