TigerScots ride Freske's arm to Union Tourney wins

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UNION - Weston-McEwen rode the pitching of Hayley Freske to two non-league softball wins here at the Union Tournament Saturday.

Freske pitched a complete game with 14 strikeouts as the TigerScots defeated Central-Linn, 4-3, in the opener.

Freske came back with another 14 strikeout performance as W-M overcame a shaky start to come back and defeat Union, 4-3, in the nightcap.

"I wondered why we didn't make more errors," W-M coach Jeff Griggs said. "They (the opponents) didn't have many opportunities with Hayley striking out 28 (out of 42 outs). She had a really good outing despite the cold, miserable weather."

In the opener, Central-Linn got it tied at 3-3 going to the W-M sixth.

Freshman Molly von Borstel legged out an infield hit and stole second. A Claire Ely flyout moved von Borstel to third, and von Borstel scooted home on a passed ball to score what Freske made stand up for the winning run.

Morgan Entze collected two hits to lead the TigerScot hitters.

Union jumped to a 2-0 lead after one in the second game.

"Poor defense in the first got us down," Griggs said. "We didn't give up."

A von Borstel sac bunt got one back in a two-run TigerScot third as W-M tied it at 2-2.

After Union grabbed a 3-2 lead, an Entze double in the W-M fifth got runners to second and third. Again, von Borstel came through. The freshman delivered a two-run single and Freske pitched out of a seventh-inning jam to preserve the win.

Entze and Rilei Hill each delivered two hits to lead the W-M eight-hit attack.

The TigerScots improve to 3-3 and travel to Prescott Tuesday at 4 p.m. for a non-league game with Waitsburg-Prescott.

"We've got a lot of work to do in the next couple of weeks (before league starts)," Griggs said. "But, we were glad to get the opportunity to play in the tournament."

First Game

Central-Linn 000 102 0 - 3 4 2

W-M 200 101 x - 4 5 2

Bagg and Buckridge; Freske and Entze.

HR - none.

Hits - C-L: Goshey, Buckridge, Wibbens, Fountain; W-M: Entze 2, Freske, vonBorstel, Ely.

Second Game

WM 002 020 0 - 4 8 3

Union 201 000 0 - 3 4 4

Freske and Entze; Stum, Fiorito (5) and Langford.

HR - none.

Hits - WM: Entze 2, Hill 2, vonBorstel, Dearing. Cave, Coffman; Union: Walenta, Bauer, Langford, Pomeroy.

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