NEGAUNEE - Most spring sports teams are looking to get in more games, meets or matches this spring. But Negaunee is happy to get a break after finishing a string of four scheduled doubleheaders in four days on Thursday.
All the action caught up with the Miners as they lost to Gladstone, 19-0, in four innings at LaCombe Field in Negaunee. The second game was called due to inclement weather.
Adena Anderson, who NHS coach John Anderson could see was tiring, lasted just 1 innings, allowing nine runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out one.
Negaunee High School’s Ashley Anderson, left, is unable to tag out Gladstone High School’s Bridget Becker at home plate in the top of the second inning in a high school softball game played Thursday in Negaunee. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
"I could see she was in trouble with the walks, because that's something she usually doesn't do," John Anderson said.
The Miners (10-6) managed to scratch out just one hit on winning pitcher Alison Austin, a third-inning single by Jessa Johnson. Austin also struck out seven and walked just one.
Austin and teammates Lexi Hongisto, Christine Sharon, Jessica Beaudry and Jordan Kowalski each had two of the Braves' 14 hits.
Negaunee is off until Monday when it plays a Mid-Peninsula Conference doubleheader at Gwinn at 4 p.m.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Steve Brownlee.