Lady Bears Swipe Yellowjackets

Written By Cody Rose 

The Union City Lady Bears softball team was back in action on Tuesday afternoon, taking on the Girard Yellowjackets, hoping to end their two-game losing streak. Girard would strike first with two outs in the top of the first, as Rachel Balko would reach on a walk, Camryn Kilpatrick would follow that up with a single, and Rory Lawrence would hit a two-run RBI double to give the Yellowjackets an early 2-0 lead. The Lady Bears would strike back in the bottom half of the first, as seven would come to the plate, and the Bears would take the lead, scoring three runs. The Bears would follow that up by scoring seven more in the second inning, while batting around. The Lady Bears would continue their dominance throughout the game, going on to defeat the Yellowjackets 17-2 in four innings, improving to 4-2 (2-2) on the season, while Girard falls to 0-3 (0-3). Following a day off, the Lady Bears will be back in action Thursday at Fairview.

Game stats:

Union City:


LF Cheyenne Cummings – four walks, three runs

SS Cathryn Reynolds – 3/5 two singles, double, two runs, three RBI

3B Lucy Higley – 0/3 HBP, run

CF/1B Emylee Zielinski – 2/3 two singles, walk, ROE, four runs, RBI

1B/P Kaegann Gregor – 0/3 RBI

2B Alissa Leech – 2/2 two singles, walk, run RBI

RF Masie Higley – 1/2 single, walk, run, RBI 

C Grace Chapman – 1/1 double, two walks, run, two RBI

P/CF Alyssa Tingley – 0/1 two walks

PH Desirae Brown – 0/1 (batting for Masie Higley)

PH Morgan Frontera – ROE, RBI (batting for Cheyenne Cummings)

PR/PH Shaelynn Kent – walk, run (running/batting for Grace Chapman)

PH Teaghanne Murdock – 1/1 single, run, RBI (batting for Alissa Leech)

PH Riley Hill – HBP, run (batting for Kaegann Gregor)

PR/PH Kennady Brenner – HBP, run, RBI (running/batting for Alyssa Tingley)


SP Alyssa Tingley – 2.0 IP, 2 K, 1 BB, 2 hits, 2 R, 2 ER

RP Kaegann Gregor – 2.0 IP, 4 K, 0 BB, 0 hits, 0 R, 0 ER



Laurel Brink – 0/2

Maddison Giambrone – 0/2

Rachel Balko – walk

Camryn Kilpatrick – 1/2 single, run

Rorie Lawrence – 1/2 double, two RBI

Ava Lubenski – 0/2

Nyara Wentling – 0/1

Kendra Zimmer – 0/1 ROE

Tara Kasper – 0/1 

Autumn Fowler – run

Elizabeth Edmiston – 0/1


SP Rachel Balko – 1.2 IP, 0 K, 5 BB, 4 hits, 9 R, 8 ER

RP Elizabeth Edmiston – 2.0 IP, 0 K, 7 BB, 6 hits, 8 R, 6 ER