A trip to Lisbon June 24 ended with a double loss for the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team, 11-3 and 11-0.
The Vikings were held to five hits in the first game, and could only watch as the Lions scored nine runs in the first two frames for an insurmountable lead. The Vikings had led 1-0 going into the bottom of the first inning but could only get back two runs in the third.
Hits came from Delaney Bergan (2-for-3), Allison Tibbott, Kelsey Hansel and Annie Hoffman, who took the loss in the circle, allowing all 11 runs on six hits and 11 walks, striking out just two batters.
Bergan stayed hot for the second game, getting the lone hit off Lisbon hurler, Skylar Sadler. Liz Meisner took the loss, allowing four first inning runs, two in the second and five in the fourth to end the game early. She scattered nine hits, fanned one and walked one.
“We didn’t play Lisbon as strongly as I would have hoped,” said coach Tracy Schrader. “But we were able to put those losses aside and play strong against Maquoketa Valley (see story page 1B). We continue to have each other’s backs and communicate. We will make some noise in the postseason. I am looking to finish the regular season strong.”