Lady Cubs score early, often to sweep Erie

Humboldt's softball team racked up 27 runs and stole 25 bases in cruising past Erie, 12-1 and 15-5 Thursday. The pitching was spot-on as well.


March 29, 2024 - 3:04 PM

Humboldt High's Hadley Galloway, right, is ruled safe at third Thursday against Erie. Photo by Mike Myer

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s relentless offensive pressure and dazzling pitching were too much for visiting Erie Thursday, as the Lady Cubs rolled to wins of 12-1 and 15-5 to move to 4-1.

Humboldt stole a combined 25 bases over the two games while pounding out 37 hits.

Not that the Lady Cub pitchers needed nearly that much support.

Shelby Shaughnessy shut down the Red Devil offense in the opener, scattering four hits over six innings with seven strikeouts.

Meanwhile, the Lady Cubs were downright prolific at the plate. 

Carlie Weilert was a perfect 4-for-4 with four runs in the opener, while Laney Hull had three hits including a  double. Hadley Galloway and Skylar Hottenstein each added doubles, while Taevyn Baylor singled twice. Chanlynn Wrestler, Rylan Covey and Kamry De La Torre added singles.

After spotting Erie the first run, Humboldt responded with two in the first, one in the second and three in the fifth. A three-run sixth inning ended the game.

THE DRUMBEAT continued with an eight-run first inning of the nightcap.

De La Torre had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in four, while Galloway was 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Baylor sprinkled a double in her three hits. Hottenstein also had a double. Wrestler singled twice. Covey and Weilert had one single apiece.

Baylor handled the pitching duties. She pitched all six innings, striking out two with zero walks allowed.