NEW BREMEN — The runs came fast and furious Friday evening for both the Jackson Center and New Bremen softball teams, but an 11-run third inning highlighted by a grand slam from Julie Brown gave the Cardinals a 22-10 victory over the Tigers.
The Cardinals scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Gina Griesdorn singled and Haley Moeller and Julie Brown walked to load the bases. Sydney Goens and Taylor Carter singled to bring three runs home and Chelsea Russell tripled to right to give New Bremen a 5-4 lead. Russell scored the sixth run of the inning on a wild pitch.
The Cardinals put the game away with 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning. Griesdorn led off with a single and Moeller was hit by a pitch. Griesdorn came home on a single by Julie Brown, who promptly stole second. With one out, Carter singled to score Moeller and an error allowed Brown to score.
Russell reached on an error with Carter scoring. Following a single from Rachel Parker, both Russell and Parker came home on a single by Samantha Luedeke.
With two outs, Griesdorn and Moeller walked to load the bases and Brown connected on the first pitch to drive the ball over the left field fence for a grand slam to make the score 21-7.
New Bremen (2-6) will entertain Anna in a doubleheader today at 11 a.m.
BASEBALL: FORT LORAMIE 5, NEW BREMEN 0
FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie pitcher Jared Albers twirled a four-hit shutout and the Redskins defeated New Bremen 5-0 on Friday.
Albers struck out four and walked just one in seven innings of work.
Aaron Clune started on the mound for Cardinals and went the distance, giving up five runs on nine hits while striking out six.
Ethan Elshoff and Cody Wendel each collected doubles for New Bremen.
Albers, Seth Guillozet and Zach Brandewie each doubled for the Redskins.
New Bremen falls to 3-5 on the season. New Bremen travels to Jackson Center on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Fort Loramie improved to 5-1. Fort Loramie faces one-loss Minster today at noon for a doubleheader in Minster.
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