Van Buren Wins Once In Softball Over The Weekend

The Van Buren softball team blasted Winfield-Mount Union 14-3 (5 innings) during the consolation semifinal round of the Fairfield tournament Saturday morning. They dropped the 5th place game to host Fairfield 8-0 later Saturday. The Warriors had been nipped by eventual champion Clear Creek-Amana 9-8 Friday afternoon and then were nipped 8-7 at Lone Tree Friday night. The top hitters from all the competition featured:
Ella Jirak 6 of 13 and scored 5 runs
Isabel Manning 5 of 14 with a homer and crossed the plate 5 times
Chelsey Huff 5 of 14 including 2 doubles, scored 6 runs and drove in 3
Selena Sayre 4 of 12
Lexi Jirak 4 of 13, ripped 2 doubles and provided 4 runs batted in
Kadence Nusbaum 1 of 1
McKenna Caviness contributed a triple

Ally Campbell was 1 and 1 pitching, totaling 4 strikeouts, allowed 10 hits and 12 runs against WMU and CCA
Huff took the other losses, throwing 8 innings, fanned 4 batters, gave up 8 hits and 4 earned runs
Shayna Sprinkle worked 6 innings, allowed 14 hits and 12 runs, only 6 of which were earned