Lucy Higley Breaks Homerun Record as Lady Bears Fall Just Short to Tigers

Written By Cody Rose

The Union City Bears softball team was back on their home field on Tuesday afternoon, taking on the Fairview Tigers in a region game. It was all Fairview to start, as they would take a 9-1 lead in the fifth inning. The Lady Bears would battle back however, as Senior Lucy Higley would hit a home run to center field in the fifth, her third on the season, which would break the school record for most home runs in Union City softball history! Fast forward to the bottom of the seventh, down 13-6, the Lady Bears would rally again scoring six runs, bringing the Tigers lead down to one. The Lady Bears would have the tying run in scoring position at second base, and the winning run over at first base, when the Tigers recorded the final out of the game, holding off the Lady Bears late rally to win the game 13-12, as the Lady Bears fall to 7-8 (5-7) on the season. The softball team will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon, as they travel to Northwestern to take on the Wildcats in another region game.

Union City Career Homerun Record Holder, Senior, Lucy Higley

Game stats:

Union City:


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

Alissa Leech – 1/5 single, two RBI 

Emylee Zielinski – 2/4 two singles, three runs

Lucy Higley – 2/4 single, HR, ROE, two runs, two RBI 

Kaegann Gregor – 1/4 single, run, two RBI 

Cheyenne Cummings – 2/4 single, double, ROE, two runs, RBI 

Grace Chapman – 1/4 double, two RBI

Alyssa Tingley – 1/3 single, RBI

Desirae Brown – 2/4 two singles, run, RBI

Kennady Brenner 

Masie Higley – run

Shaelynn Kent 


Alyssa Tingley – 5.1 IP, 4 K, 2 BB, 10 hits, 1 HR, 9 R, 6 ER

Kaegann Gregor – 1.2 IP, 0 K, 1 BB, 6 hits, 4 R, 3 ER



Taylor Polach – 0/5 ROE, two runs, two RBI

Ella Dworek – 3/5 two singles, HR, two runs, three RBI

Brianna Price – 2/4 single, double, walk

Gabriella Ramm – 1/5 single, RBI

Cami Munson – 3/4 three singles, walk, two runs, two RBI

Emma DiStephano – 2/4 two singles, walk, run

Sara Sanders – 0/5 ROE, two RBI

Taylor Ginkle – 3/5 single, two doubles, two runs

Sofia Ortiz – 2/4 two singles, ROE, two runs, RBI

Ellery Nornhold – two runs


Brianna Price – 7.0 IP, 1 K, 0 BB, 15 hits, 1 HR, 12 R, 7 ER