GLOVERSVILLE - Emily Washburn struck out eight batters, but the Gloversville Lady Huskies couldn't overcome a big second inning by Glens Falls, falling to the Lady Indians 9-1 at Gloversville Middle School Wednesday.
Washburn was out-dueled by Rachael Lashway, who struck out 12 Lady Huskies and scattered four hits to pick up the win for Glens Falls.
The Lady Indians went down in order in the first, but two bases on balls led to trouble for Gloversville (1-4 overall, 1-3 Foothills) early in the top of the second inning.
Gloversville pitcher Emily Washburn throws to the plate during Wednesday’s Foothills Council game against Glens Falls at Gloversville Middle School. (The Leader-Herald/Shaun Anich)
After Skylar Girard and Kaiti Moses reached by way of the walk, Lashway helped her own cause with a single to left to drive in the first run of the ballgame. Zoey Patten followed with a two-run single of her own, and Kaili Jackson knocked in Patten two batters later. Ruby Caprood and Jordan Pennock also singled runs home in the inning to give Glens Falls an early 6-0 lead.
Lashway overpowered the Lady Huskies throughout and picked up at least two strikeouts in each of the first three innings. Lashway added another RBI single in the third inning to put the Lady Indians up 7-0, and Patten extended the lead to 8-0 with a booming double to left field one batter later.
Jenny Vickery tallied Gloversville's second hit of the game in the home half of the third, a triple to center, but Lashway got Emily Towne to ground out to second to end the threat.
Glens Falls' offense slowed down in the middle innings as Washburn was able to register strikeouts and induce ground balls. The Lady Huskies finally pushed a run across in the sixth frame. Towne blooped a two-out single to right and scored soon after on an RBI single by Katlyn Pierce. Lashway proceeded to walk Washburn but got out of the inning having given up only one run.
Ali Battease picked up a single in the seventh for Glens Falls and later scored on a wild pitch by Washburn to get the run back. Lashway struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to tie up the road victory.
Towne picked up a single in the first inning in addition to her sixth-inning knock and was the only Gloversville player with a multi-hit day.
Seven Lady Indians were in the hit column.
Patten had three hits while Lashway and Jackson each finished with a pair.
Gloversville remains in search of its second victory of the season and will try its luck against Johnstown on Friday at 7 p.m.
The game is scheduled to be played at Meco Ball Park.
Glens Falls 9, Gloversville 1
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Lashway and Battease; Washburn and Pierce