Harris-Lake Park Softball Comes Back To Advance to Second Round

Mon 7-6-2015 []

Harris-Lake Park rebounded from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Storm Lake St. Mary's 10-9 Monday night in a 1A Region 1 postseason softball matchup. St. Mary's scored three runs in the first inning and another three in the third as H-LP struggled to get the offense going. But in the fifth, things started clicking for the Wolves as they rattled off 5 runs to close the gap to just 1 run. They added another 5 runs to take a 10-6 lead in the top of the 6th. St. Mary's mounted their own comeback, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th to trail by just 1 run, but couldn't muster up a tying or game-winning run in the seventh as H-LP held on for the victory. 

Harris-Lake Park scored 10 runs on 10 hits, 3 errors, and left 8 runners on base.

Maddy Brevik started on the mound for H-LP but Katherin Ihnen earned the win on the mound, pitching in the final three innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (all earned), and striking out 4 batters. She also had a great night offensively, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Payton Ahrenstorff went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored. Grace Heikens was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Kiersten Carpenter and Taylor Meyer each scored 2 runs and Nichole Rowe scored once.

St. Mary's scored 9 runs on 13 hits, 2 errors, and left 8 runners stranded.

Emily Ivey pitched all 7 innings, giving up 10 hits, 10 runs (8 earned), 7 walks, and struck out 3. Ivey was 4-for-5 offensively with 2 runs scored. Lizzie Lenhart and Riley Lenhart each scored two runs.

The Wolves are now 13-10 and will travel to Correctionville to play River Valley on Wednesday. 

The Panthers' season came to a close with a 3-20 record.