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Arrows take the sting out of the Hornets
Kennedy Mezera
Lancaster senior Kennedy Mezera looks to tag Plattevilles Sierra Becke during last Thursday nights SWC contest against the Hillmen. Platteville won the game, 5-4.

LANCASTER — Their second meeting of the season ended with the same result last Tuesday evening, as the Lancaster varsity softball team defeated Richland Center, 8-3, and picked up their second conference victory of the season.

With their two wins over the Hornets, the Flying Arrows sit at 2-5 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference, and are 3-13 overall. Richland Center fell to 0-5 in league play.

In Tuesday night’s contest, both teams pounded out 12 hits and each team committed two errors.

Lancaster got a three-run home run from sophomore Morellia Galvan in the bottom of the second inning, which gave the Arrows an early 3-0 lead.

They then got an RBI double in the third inning from senior Kennedy Mezera to score junior Carly Chadd, making the score 4-1 in favor of the Arrows.

Lancaster then opened the game up with a four-run rally in the sixth inning, getting an RBI single from Eden Connelly and a two-run triple from Kera McCarthy.

On the night, Morellia Galvan went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, while Connelly was also 3-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI.

Senior Alexis Galvan had two hits in the win, while McCarthy had two RBI and Mezera had one.

In the pitching circle, sophomore Hannah Riley picked up the win, allowing two earned runs off 12 hits, while striking out four batters and walking two.

On the following Thursday night, Lancaster traveled to Platteville, where they were sent home with a 5-4 loss.

All of Lancaster’s runs came in the top of the sixth inning, where Alexis Galvan had an RBI double, McCarthy an RBI single and Kennedy Mezera an RBI on a squeeze bunt.

The Arrows finished the game with five hits, getting two from Connelly, who also scored a run in the sixth inning.

Riley was given the loss after allowing four earned runs off eight hits, striking out four Platteville batters and walking three.

In non-conference action the following Friday night, Lancaster was handed a 5-3 loss from visiting Riverdale, who blasted 11 hits to the Arrows’ five.

Again, Lancaster had one big inning, scoring all three of their runs in the bottom half of the second.

Of Lancaster’s five hits, Mezera had two and scored one run, while Morellia Galvan, Kayla Zenz and Sydney Taylor each had RBIs.

Riley again took the loss in the circle, allowing four earned runs off 11 hits, while issuing one strike out and one walk.

Last Saturday, the Flying Arrows participated in the Fennimore Tournament, where they suffered a 13-2 loss to Viroqua and a 9-6 loss to Platteville.

Against Viroqua, Kayla Zenz had two of her team’s five hits, while Kera McCarthy gave up eight earned runs off 16 hits in the pitching circle. 

Against Platteville, Lancaster pounded out 12 hits to their opponent’s nine, as Connelly, Alexis Galvan, McCarthy, Mezera and Kindra Yoose each had two hits, including a double by Connelly.

Riley pitched in that game and took the loss, giving up four earned runs off nine hits.

This Thursday night, the Flying Arrows will host Prairie du Chien, then on Saturday will participate in the Southwestern Tournament.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Southwestern will play Argyle at the Hazel Green Recreational Park, while Lancaster and Cuba City will play at the Southwestern High School softball field.

At 11:30, the two winners will play at the Hazel Green Park, while the two losers will meet up at the Southwestern High School field.


Lancaster 8, Richland Center 3

(from Tuesday, May 3)

Richland Center 001 000 2 - 3 12 2

Lancaster 031 004 x - 8 12 2

Leading hitters - RC: Pepich 2x4, Knoble 2x4, Smith 2x4, Jones 3x4; L: Morellia Galvan 3x4, Eden Connelly 3x4, Alexis Galvan 2x4. 2B - Smith (RC), Tyferoen (RC), Kennedy Mezera (L). 3B - Kera McCarthy (L). HR - M. Galvan (L). W - Hannah Riley (7IN,12H,2ER,4K,2BB). L - Nile (6IN,12H,7ER,6K,1BB).

Platteville 5, Lancaster 4

(from Thursday, May 5)

Lancaster 000 004 0 - 4 5 1

Platteville 010 300 1 - 5 8 1

Leading hitters - L: Eden Connelly 2x3; P: Sierra Brecke 4x4. 2B - Alexis Galvan (L). W - K.D. Hoyer (7IN,5H,3ER,9K,2BB). L - Hannah Riley (7IN,8H,4ER,4K,3BB).


Riverdale 5, Lancaster 3

(from Friday, May 6)

Riverdale 020 030 0 - 5 11 1

Lancaster 030 000 0 - 3 5 3

Leading hitters - R: Klebesode 2x3, Krueger 3x4; L: Kennedy Mezera 2x3. 2B - Kayla Zenz (L). W - Klebesode (7IN,5H,3ER,2K,5BB). L - Hannah Riley (7IN,11H,4ER,1K,1BB).


Viroqua 13, Lancaster 2

(from Saturday, May 7, at the Fennimore Tournament)

Lancaster 101 00 - 2 5 4

Viroqua 227 20x - 13 16 2

Leading hitters - L: Kayla Zenz 2x3; V: McClelland 4x5, Holtz 3x5, Zitzner 3x3, Bunker 2x4. 2B - Zenz (L), Carly Chadd (L). W - Holz (5IN,5H,2ER,2K,2BB). L - Kera McCarthy (5IN,16H,8ER,6K,4BB). 


Platteville 9, Lancaster 6

(from Saturday, May 7, at the Fennimore Tournament)

Lancaster 211 101 - 6 12 2

Platteville 303 300 - 9 9 2

Leading hitters - L: Eden Connelly 2x4, Alexis Galvan 2x3, Kera McCarthy 2x3, Kennedy Mezera 2x4, Kindra Yoose 2x3; P: Brecke 3x4, Wagner 3x4. 2B - Connelly (L), Brecke (P), Wagner (P). W - Wagner (6IN,12H,6ER,2K,3BB). L - Hannah Riley (6IN,9H,4ER,1K,1BB).