Bedford, Isbell lead Flyers to 2-0 start


MILLBURY — Lake sophomore softball pitcher Kali Bedford tossed a complete game two-hitter as the Flyers routed visiting Delta, 11-0, on Monday.

The Flyers traveled to Lakeside on Tuesday, improving to 2-0 on the young season by defeating Danbury (1-1), 7-1.

Against Delta, Bedford struck out nine and walked one, facing just 17 batters in a game shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule. She needed just 62 pitches, including 44 thrown for strikes.

Lake sophomore Diem Isbell belted three doubles in three at-bats, scoring twice and getting two RBIs. Lake scored all 11 runs in the third inning.

Freshman Sophia Gruetter and sophomores Kylee Pietrzak and Addison Boehm had one double each for the Flyers. Pietrzak was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Bedford was 2-for-3 at the plate and also getting base hits were senior Jessie Materni, junior Alivia King, and sophomores Sarah Patrick and Ellie Rymers. Gruetter also laid down a sacrifice bunt and Rymers and King had stolen bases.

Getting base hits for Delta were junior Kate Friess and freshman Mackenzie Clapp. Taking the loss in the circle for the Panthers was sophomore Jaclyn Kohlhofer.

In the win over Danbury, Bedford struck out six, walked two, allowed six hits and one earned run. She threw 94 pitches, including 64 strikes while facing 26 batters.

Lake, which had 14 hits, scored three runs in the top of the first and added single runs in the second, fourth, fifth and seventh innings.

Isbell got two more doubles in three at-bats, and in her first six at-bats of the season she already has five doubles. Against Danbury, Isbell also walked and scored three runs.

Boehm, Pietrzak, and King also had one two-base hit apiece. Patrick was 3-for-3 with an RBI, Bedford was 3-for-4 and King and Pietrzak were both 2-for-4 with an RBI. Isbell and Patrick also had stolen bases.

For the Lakers, Moriah Hatfield and Ella McDonald were both 2-for-3 and Ellie Fish had a base hit. Fish took the loss in the circle, striking out six, walking two, and allowing six earned runs in seven innings.

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