Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Ringgold High School
McKeesport Area High School
The Ringgold softball team traveled to McKeesport on Wednesday afternoon for their first section game of the season.
Ringgold grabbed an early lead, scoring on a singles by Lauren Gohacki and Johnna Mocniak, and a double by Maddie Beckinger in the first inning.
Natalie Adams would add an RBI in the second inning to give the Lady Rams a 5-1 lead. McKeesport would counter with a 2-run inning in the bottom of the third to close the gap, but Ringgold’s offense would explode, scoring 9 runs over the next two innings to blow the game open.
Ringgold’s huge fifth inning was driven by a single by Taylor Mendicino, a double by Natalie Adams, a single by Gohacki, and a single by Jillian Scherer .
McKeesport would rally in the seventh inning, scoring four runs, but the Lady Rams would hold on for the victory.
Fina score: Ringgold 15, McKeesport 9.
Scherer earned the win on the mound for Ringgold. She tossed seven innings, allowing nine runs, 11 hits, and striking out three.
Leading Ringgold offensively was Taylor Mendicino who collected four hits. Mendicino doubled in the first, singled in the second, in the fourth, singled in the fifth, and doubled in the sixth. Beckinger led Ringgold with four runs batted in.
Ringgold will be back in action on Thursday when they host Thomas Jefferson. Game time is 4pm.