Fort Collins earns win at Westminster

Lambkins blank Wolves with pitching, hitting

Adam Hothersall
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 9/6/18

Westminster’s Lady Wolves (2-4) hoped to record their third home win in five tries Aug. 28, but the Lady Lambkins thought different with an impressive all-around performance. Dominating pitching …

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Fort Collins earns win at Westminster

Lambkins blank Wolves with pitching, hitting

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Westminster’s Lady Wolves (2-4) hoped to record their third home win in five tries Aug. 28, but the Lady Lambkins thought different with an impressive all-around performance.

Dominating pitching and an explosive offensive attack proved enough in Fort Collins’ (5-4-1) 8-0 victory.

In the top of the first inning, senior Emmy Anderson got the party started for FC with a one-out triple. Three batters later, sophomore Addy Deal drove in her first run of two on the day with a groundout.

That’s all the help sophomore starting pitcher Bradie Strang needed.

Over five innings pitched, the tall righty dominated within the strike zone. Soft contact by the Westminster offense never led to a rally, as they scattered eight hits.

Despite sophomore Estefany Portillo’s three-hit effort and junior Aylin Baeza’s excellent center field defense, the Lady Wolves couldn’t get within striking distance all day. Juniors Clara Samaniego, Baeza, sophomores Alicia Samaniego, Kori Rhoads and freshman Alesia Grimaldo each recorded one hit apiece, but it wasn’t enough.

In the other dugout, a 10-hit performance from Fort Collins — highlighted by a four-hit third inning that brought five across the plate — extended their prior one-run lead.

A two-run inside-the-park home run from freshman Tatum Aragon broke the game open with two out.

Anderson led the Fort Collins squad with three hits as Aragon followed with two. Juniors Stephanie Meza, Rachel Jones, sophomores Addy Deal, Aiyana Campos and freshman Hannah Burns each earned a knock also.

Deal and Aragon recorded a team-high two runs batted in. Junior Rachel Jones and Anderson drove in a run respectively.

To close out the contest, Anderson came on to pitch the final two innings.

Thanks to an increase in velocity on the fastball compared to Strang, Anderson’s power worked in striking out three of the six possible outs.

Westminster travels to Prairie View Sept 6. Fort Collins will be at Northglenn’s Norse Park at 4 p.m. Sept. 10.

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