Irish girls win one, lose one in Alexandria


The softball team went 1-1 at the Alexandria tournament on Saturday, May 3. 
To start off the day, they lost by a close score of 5-4 when they played Alexandria in the first game. The Irish started off the first inning with two runs slipping by them in the field and having a hard time getting on base. The second inning went three up, three down for both teams. One run got by the Irish in the third inning, putting them down three runs by the time inning four began. 
The fourth and fifth innings went by quickly with zero runs by either team and several strikeouts by pitcher Kennedy Haney-Goelz. As the sixth inning went by with a few base hits but again no runs by either team, the Irish knew they needed to get their bats going. They kicked off the seventh inning with Taylor Pilger and Hayley Zappa getting on base and later making it to home. Ellie Haney got on base and Paige Blizil hit a home run to put them up to a score of 4-4. Haney-Goelz threw two strikeouts in the inning, stopping Alexandria from scoring. 
The Irish battled in the eighth and ninth inning but couldn’t cross home plate. One run got by them, putting Alexandria up by the end of the ninth inning. Haney-Goelz had pitched eight strikeouts by the time they fell one run short. 
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