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Jimmies woes continue as they are swept in DH at Midland

The Jimmies had as many hits (6) as errors (6) in the two games combined.

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The Jimmies' Ally Battistoni turns on a ball thrown by College of Saint Mary's Emma Schnell in the first game of a double header between the Jimmies and the Flames on April 2, 2022, at Trapper Field
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The University of Jamestown defensive struggles continued in an 8-0 loss at Midland in the first game of a double header on Saturday, April 9. The Jimmies had five errors in the mercy rule loss to the Warriors.

The Warriors opened the scoring in the bottom of the first as Kaitlyn Rickey hit a single to score Roni Foote and put her team up 1-0. Both teams were held in check until the fifth inning when the Warriors blew the game open, scoring three runs on four hits, punctuated by a Rickey double that scored Aliyah Rincon to push her team’s lead out to 4-0.

After the Jimmies got the Warriors into two quick outs in the sixth inning, the wheels fell off the bus, as the Warriors Brianna Brabec was hit by a pitch setting up first and second. Next up was the Warriors’ Emily Prai who singled home Lauryn Johnson to push the home team’s lead out to 5-0. The next batter was Rincon who hit a two RBI single to score Prai and Brabec, stretching the lead to 7-0. The Warriors added one more in the inning to end the first game with the score sitting at 8-0.

Late fight falls short in Jimmies second game loss

The Jimmies offense was kept in check in the second game of the double header, scratching across two runs on two hits in a 3-2 loss to the Warriors. The Jimmies got their first hit in the fifth inning on a triple by Sunny Halsey.

Prai opened the bottom of the first with a walk before being moved up 90 feet on a Rincon sacrifice bunt. The next hitter was the Warriors (25-6, 12-2) Roni Foote who hit a run scoring single up the middle to make it 1-0. The Warriors would add to their lead in the fourth inning when Brabec stole third and came home on an error by the Jimmies’ catcher, Megan Neiles to push the lead out to 2-0.

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The Jimmies’ (17-17, 4-6) Gracie Fisher worked a walk to lead off the fifth inning. Two batters later, Halsey got the Jimmies on the board with a triple down the right field line, scoring the pinch runner, Skylar Thorpe to cut the deficit to 2-1. Back-to-back errors by the Warriors’ shortstop, Carly Pftizer, allowed Halsey to score and tie the game at two.

The Warriors would retake the lead in the bottom of the fifth, thanks to an RBI single from Mia Orduna to score Prai and push her team out in front 3-2.

The Jimmies return to the diamond at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, when they go to Dakota Wesleyan. The Warriors are back in action at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, when they host the College of Saint Mary.

UJ 0, MU 8

UJ: 0 0 0 0 0 0–0 4 5

MU: 1 0 0 0 3 4–8 7 1

Scoring plays:

First inning:

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MU: Kaitlyn Rickey single, Roni Foote scores

Fifth inning:

MU: Emily Prai RBI double, Brianna Brabec scores

MU: Aliyah Rincon RBI single, Prai scores

MU: Rickey RBI double, Rincon scores

Sixth inning:

MU: Prai RBI single, Lauryn Johnson scores

MU: Rincon 2 RBI single, Prai, Brabec score

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MU: Sheridan Wayne scores on an error

WP: Hailee Fliam (9-3) LP: Katie Merchant (5-8)

UJ 2, MU 3

UJ: 0 0 0 0 2 0 0–2 2 1

MU: 1 0 0 1 1 0 X–3 6 3

Scoring plays:

First inning:

MU: Foote RBI single, Prai scores

Fourth inning:

MU: Brabec steals third, scores on an error, unearned

Fifth inning:

UJ: Sunny Halsey RBI triple, Skylar Thorpe scores

UJ: Halsey scores on an error

MU: Mia Orduna RBI single, Prai scores

WP: Rincon (14-3) LP: Kat Miska (9-5)

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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