Uniontown topples Crest softball

Crest High's softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader at Uniontown Thursday. The Lady Lancers are back in action Monday at home against Northeast-Arma.


March 22, 2024 - 2:45 PM

Crest High's Kaelin Nilges (4) bats in a game against Iola Tuesday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

UNIONTOWN — Struggles at the plate and in the field spelled trouble for Crest High’s softball team Thursday.

The Lady Lancers were shut down by Uniontown pitcher Addison Hall in the opener, going hitless over five innings in a 13-0 loss.

Crest found its offense in Game 2, but not enough in a 10-3 defeat.

Hall struck out 11 batters to pick up the win, working around four walks over the five innings. 

After spotting Uniontown a 4-0 lead after the first inning, Crest’s best scoring chance came in the top of the second when Aylee Beckmon and Kaylee Allen earned walks. But Beckmon was tagged out at home plate for the final out of the inning.

The Eagles tacked on three runs in both the second and third innings and two in the fourth to end the game.

Liliana Blaufuss handled the pitching duties. She surrendered nine hits with four strikeouts.

Uniontown jumped ahead again, 4-0, by the end of the second inning of Game 2.

Crest bounced back in the top of the fourth. Brooklynn Jones singled with one out, Delaney Ramsey doubled and Kaelin Nilges reached on an infield single for the first run. Ramsey scampered home on a double steal and Allison Weatherman’s RBI single had Crest within a run. A walk and single followed, but a force play at third ended the frame.

Uniontown responded with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to slam the door.

Jones scattered five hits over four innings with six strikeouts. Kinley Ederton pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit.

Nilges paced the Lady Lancer offense with a pair of singles. Ramsey had a double. Jones, Beckmon, Weatherman, Blaufuss and McKenna Powell added singles.