Humboldt, Yates Center teams win one, lose one in TVL play



April 16, 2010 - 12:00 AM

YATES CENTER — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs and Cubs traveled to take on their Tri-Valley League rivals, the Yates Center High Wildcats, Thursday. When all the dust settled on the softball and baseball diamonds, each of the four teams had one win and one loss.
Yates Center’s Wildcat girls grabbed a 6-3 win in the opener with the Lady Cubs. They scored two runs each in the first, third and fifth innings. Humboldt had single runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings.
“We played a really good first game,” said Kathe Hamman, YCHS softball head coach. “Daryean (Estes) had five strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter.”
Estes and Maggie German each had a double in the game for the Wildcats.  Jessie Hartwig had two singles. Drew Spencer and Kassy Reynolds each had a base hit.
Melissa Davidson took the pitching loss for Humboldt. She issued five walks and struck out three batters.
Hannah Fiene had three singles and drove in two runs. Kylee Carson doubled. Hitting a single each were Davidson, Hannah McCall, Amanda Maxton, Kindahl Young and Cheyenne Schomaker.
“We just didn’t hit the ball hard and when we did hit it, it was right to their defense,” said Brad Piley, Lady Cubs’ head coach. “We didn’t play bad. We just have to take advantage of opportunities when we get them.”
In the second game, the Lady Cubs took advantage. They scored six runs in the first inning and built a 9-3 lead by the end of the third inning.
Humboldt scored four more runs in the fifth and six in the sixth to win 19-4 in six innings. Davidson was the winning pitcher. She walked five and struck out one.
The Lady Cubs used a 22-hit attack in the contest and had seven stolen bases. McCall cranked out a triple, two doubles and a single. Maxton had three singles and a double.
Taylyn Wells and Davidson each had two singles and a double. Carson hit two doubles. Taylor Fitzmaurice and Julie Seibert had two singles each. Fiene had a single and a double.
“We played errorless ball and hit the ball hard. Our girls needed that game,” Piley said.
Estes took the pitching loss for Yates Center. She walked two, hit a batter and struck out two. Estes and Sierra Leonard each had two singles.
Hitting a single each for the Wildcats were German, Spencer, Hartwig, Autumn Douglas, Allie Bruner and Addie Hughes.
“It was like two different teams for us. We lost our focus. We would make a couple of errors and Humboldt would get the big hit,” Hamman said.
Yates Center is 6-4 overall  and Humboldt is 5-5 overall and 3-5 in TVL play.
In baseball action, no reports on the games from either Humboldt or Yates Center reached the Register this morning. The Register did find the scores of the games.
Yates Center used an eight-run fourth inning to break open a 3-3 game. The Wildcats won 15-6. Humboldt (2-8) went up 5-0 by the third inning of the second game on its way to a 7-1 win.
Yates Center and Humboldt’s softball and baseball teams are idle until next Friday’s tournaments at Humboldt.

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