Red Bud 9-1 in conference play; regionals next week

by MaKenzie Harbaugh

On Tuesday, May 1, the Red Bud Lady Musketeers took on the Lebanon Lady Greyhounds in a doubleheader.

The Lady Musketeers got on board in the first inning when Mackenzie Schweizer homered, scoring three runs. The Lady Greyhounds responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Red Bud continued to rally their bats and scored another three runs in both the second and third innings. In the top of the fifth inning, Lebanon added three runs to their score. However, the Musketeers responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. MaKenzie Harbaugh and Laura Juelfs both scored on Sophia Koesterer’s hard ground ball single to left field. Red Bud drove in another four runs and increased their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Nicole Allen started the inning off with a line drive single to center field. Callie Todaro followed with a walk. Hope Guebert’s hard ground ball single scored one run. Todaro scored on Darrian Stapleton’s fly ball hit to right field. Harbaugh then doubled, driving in another two runs for the Musketeers. In the seventh inning, the Lady Greyhounds put six runs on the board, but it was not enough. Red Bud claimed the conference win with a final score of 15-10.

Harbaugh was 4/4; Koesterer 3/3; Schweizer 2/4; Allen and Guebert 1/2; Stapleton 1/3; Madison Shields 1/4; Todaro contributed with two walks and Allen, Juelfs, and Koesterer all contributed with one walk each.

Koesterer pitched 5.0 innings allowing five hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. Emma Siegfried pitched 1.2 innings allowing three hits and two walks with one strikeout. Schweizer pitched 0.1 innings allowing no hits and one walk.

For more on the Lady Musketeers, please see this week’s print edition.