Note: This story was inadvertently swapped with an older story. I apologize for the mix-up. NAJ
Fatima played a solid game Thursday to defeat Centralia, 6-0, two nights after knocking off New Bloomfield, 7-1.
Against Centralia, the Lady Comets amassed nine hits while Taylor Baumhoer struck out 11 and walked none in the three-hit shutout.
“We played a great game defensively tonight,” said Coach Ashlee Schnieders. “We did our job and held a good team. Overall, it was another good team effort.”
Fatima scored one in the second, three in the third, and two in the sixth.
Chesney Luebbering went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead the team as Allison Schwartze went 2-3, and Faith Jaegers (1-2, HR, RBI), Chayce Gier (double, 2 RBI), Kinzey Woody, Anna Eichholz and Baumhoer added a hit apiece.
In the JV game, Fatima scored four in the first and 11 in the second for a 15-0 win, capitalizing on seven Centralia errors while claiming six hits.
Mia Kliethermes posted two hits with a double and drove in three as Emerson Williams (2 RBI), Chloe Adamson (double, RBI), Peyton Wieberg (RBI), and Lily Cunningham (RBI) each had a hit. Even without a hit, Olivia Reichel drove in two runs, and Madelyn Backes, Hope Jaegers, and Rachel Woehr each had an RBI.
Kliethermes started the game and struck out five in two innings to pick up the win. Avery Brandt in two-thirds of an inning struck out one and gave up one hit.
On Tuesday against New Bloomfield, Fatima scattered seven runs, plating two in each the second and sixth, and three in the fourth.
“This was a great overall win,” said Coach Ashlee Schnieders. “We had great defense and presence in the circle.”
Woody’s two hits with an RBI paced the team, as the Lady Comets collected six hits on the night. Also with a hit each were Ellie Brune (RBI), Caleigh Huot (RBI), Kaitlyn Plassmeyer, and Chesney Luebbering.
Gier picked up the win after a strong five-inning start in which she allowed one earned run on three hits with eight strikeouts. Baumhoer struck out two, walked two, and allowed one hit in an inning while Mia Kliethermes in an inning struck out two.
Fatima’s JV squad claimed a 6-1 win as Kliethermes and Backes (RBI) each posted a hit. Also credited with an RBI were Lily Warren, Cunningham, and Massman.
On the rubber, Massman won the game after a good start that went two-thirds of an inning, during which she struck out two. In one inning, Warren gave up one earned run on two hits with a pair of walks, and in two-thirds of an inning, Brandt struck out one.
Fatima JV Coach Makayla Buscher said last week’s three wins were a collective team effort by both offense and defense. “Defensively, the girls were sound and are continuing to make great plays and provide a solid defense behind their pitchers,” she said. “Offensively, everyone hit very well during these games and are still consistently hitting up and down the lineup. I am confident in each one of my girls when they step into the box because they have continued to show their talents throughout the season and are growing each game. I am proud of each and every one of them.”