Today, July 20 the Peoria Sluggers 16u – J took on the Northern Ice 16u – Goluch at the Sparks Invitational. The game featured 17 runs and 18 hits combined for the two teams.
In the top of the first inning, the Sluggers had the bases loaded after a walk to Sydnee Usherwood, a HBP to Paige Vallianatos, and a single from Olivia Edmondson. A batter later, Sarah LaHood singled to right bringing in two runs. In the bottom half, Alyssa Schumacher doubled to start the inning off; she would later score on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the second, Northern Ice’s offense would explode as they scored 7 runs. The inning included: a 2 RBI single from Emalee Depa, a 2 RBI double from Alyssa Schumacher, and another 2 RBI single from Reagan Golcuh.
In the third, the Sluggers would respond with 2 runs cutting the lead to 8-4. The inning was led off with back-to-back singles from Abbey Norwood and Sydnee Usherwood. Sarah LaHood would double to right scoring 2 runs.
Peoria would score another two runs in the fourth inning. Olivia Renken and Megan Hinderman would hit back-to-back doubles to make the score 8-6.
In the top of the fifth, the Sluggers would add 3 runs and take the lead. The inning started with two defensive mishaps to put runners on first and second. Then back-to-back singles from Olivia Edmondson and Sarah LaHood gave the Sluggers a 9-8 lead. In the bottom half, Northern Ice could not come back as the game was called.
The Peoria Sluggers would take the win 9-8 over Northern Ice.
After a hot start, the Northern Ice offense was silenced in the final 3 frames. Abbey Norwood, for the Sluggers, allowed only 2 earned runs and 3 hits in 3.1 innings of work.Top PerformersSluggers
Sydnee Usherwood: 1-2, 3 R, BB
Olivia Edmondson: 2-3, 1 RBI
Sarah LaHood: 3-3, 6 RBI, 2B
Kay Sepich: 1-3, 2B
Olivia Renken: 1-2, 2B, RBI
Megan Hinderman: 1-2, 2B, rbi
Abbey Norwood: 1-2; 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ERNorthern Ice
Alyssa Schumacher: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Elizabeth Chialdikas: 1-3, R
Reagan Goluch: 2-3, 2 RBI
Hannah Atchley: 1-3, R
Amanda Page: 1-2, R
Emalee Depa: 1-1, 2 RBI, BB