June 28, 2022

Bulldogs win once in home softball tournament

Orient-Macksburg won the opening round game in its own softball tournament last Wednesday but lost twice on Saturday to close out the tournament.

The Bulldogs beat Mormon Trail, 11-5.

Christa Cass had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI in the victory. Emily Campbell had a couple of hits, a run and a run batted in. Kasyn Shinn had a triple and an RBI. Emma Boswell and Carter Osborne each had a hit and two runs scored. Bridget Bracy, Kaydence Kirkland and Janesa Tonnberg each finished with a run scored.

O-M committed five errors and gave up eight unearned runs in a 17-12 setback to Murray in the tournament. Cass had three hits, Shinn two and Boswell two to lead the team at the dish. Cass took the loss in the pitcher’s circle.

East Union defeated the Bulldogs 12-4 in the other game at O-M’s tournament. The Eagles plated eight runs in the top of the fourth of that game, which helped them mightily. Shinn, Cass, Osborne, Campbell and Brandy Bracy all had one hit. Logann Carson had two. Kinsey Eslinger and Boswell shared the load pitching, combining to give up 12 runs on five hits, eight walks and one hit batter. They struck out five.

Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs lost twice in Murray, 12-1 and 12-11. O-M had 11 hits in the higher scoring game while they mustered only three in the other.

Now 7-17 on the season and 3-11 in the Bluegrass Conference, Orient-Macksburg was scheduled to play Wednesday at Nodaway Valley, Friday at home against Lamoni and Saturday at the Nodaway Valley tournament. Monday, June 27, the team goes to Melcher-Dallas.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.