Lady Cubs score early, often in sweep

Humboldt High's softball team ran wild, stealing a combined 55 bases in a 17-2 and 16-1 doubleheader sweep of Fredonia Thursday. The Lady Cubs host Iola on Friday.



April 5, 2024 - 3:00 PM

Humboldt High's Rylan Covey chases after a foul ball Thursday against Fredonia. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s softball team continues to make things happen with its aggressive baserunning.

The Lady Cubs stole a jaw-dropping 55 bases over the course of two games Thursday, rolling past visiting Fredonia, 17-2 and 16-1.

The victories push Humboldt to 6-1 on the season and 6-0 in Tri-Valley League play.

Somehow, Fredonia was within 4-2 after 1½ innings of the first game before Humboldt found its groove on the basebaths. Skylar Hottenstein stole six bases, while Ella Schomaker and Shelby Shaughnessy had five steals apiece.

The hitting wasn’t too shabby, either.

Taevyn Bayler had a pair of singles, three runs, three steals and two RBIs. Hottentstein tacked on a pair of singles, two runs and two RBIs. Kamry De La Torre and Hadley Galloway both had doubles, while Carlie Weilert had the team’s only triple. Chanlynn Wrestler chipped in with a single. De La Torre and Laney Hull stole four bases each. Weilert also had two steals.

Baylor picked up the pitching win, striking out three over two innings of work. Shaughnessy pitched a hitless inning of work, but had three walks,which led to two runs. 

Humboldt High’s Carlie Weilert bats Thursday against Fredonia.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

BAYLOR held the pitching duties in the nightcap as well, allowing one hit with five strikeouts.

Humboldt erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the first before scoring four in the third and two in the fourth.

Shaughnessy was a menace throughout, with a double, triple and 10 (yes TEN) stolen bases. Galloway added a single and double, while Rylan Colvey singled twice. Hull chipped in with a double and Carlie Weilert had a single. Baylor aided her cause with five stolen bases. Hottenstein and Hull added four steals apiece.

THE LADY CUBS hosted Iola on Friday, but those results were not available by press time. Humboldt is back in action Tuesday at home against Eureka.

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