By Chris Ranly
On Wednesday night, Sturgeon Bay Major League Softball braved the brisk weather in their second game of the season. Jim Olson Motors remains undefeated (2-0) as the Cut Hut and State Farm both racked up their first losses of the season (1-1). The Lions remain (0-2) despite close games in their first two match-ups.
State Farm defeated the Lions 6-4 with Bethany Paye and Colbi Jacquet both pitching two innings each. Bethany Paye was the leading hitter, batting 2×3. McKenize Fish and Bree Rivera also pitched two innings each for the Lions. It was tied for most of their battle until State Farm scored two runs ending the game after four innings.
Jim Olson Motors broke out to an early lead in their win against the Cut Hut. Chloe Lustila’s pitching was tough for the Cut Hut to handle. Dispite a late rally, the Cut Hut fell to Jim Olson Motors 8-4. Erin Griep showed a strong arm for the Cut Hut pitching 3 of 4 innings. Both Kinsey Nellis and Erin Griep ended up with doubles before time expired after 4 1/2 innings.
Major league softball continues at 5:00 PM on May 31st with Jim Olson Motors at the Lions and at 6:30 PM the Cut Hut will play State Farm. All Major League Softball games take place at PBI field in Sturgeon Bay.
Jim Olson 2-0
Cut Hut 1-1
State Farm 1-1