Lady Cougars snap with two blasts from Yuma – The Burlington Record
The Burlington Lady Cougars softball team ended a five-game losing streak with a 19-4 and 15-2 double header when visiting Yuma on Tuesday. It was their first game since September 4th due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Burlington School District.
The victories were also the first league games for the Lady Cougars, which improved to 4-8 overall. Each of their remaining regular season competitions are in the league, as they travel to Wray Saturday, host Holyoke on October 2nd, and travel to Limon (No. 7 in the state) on October 7th.
In the first game, the Lady Cougars overcame an early 4-0 deficit with a run in the bottom of the first inning, 10 runs in the second, and put the game down at eight in the third. The game was called by the Rule of Grace at this point.
Every Lady Cougar who came out to hit had at least one base hit in the opener, led by Stephanie Framel, who was 3 for 3 with a triple and a pair of RBI. Cailey Dobler (2-3, doubles, 3 RBI), Haylie Romans (2-2, walk, 2 RBI), Eve Richards (2-3, 2 RBI), Brenda Robles (2-2, doubles, 2 walks, 2 .) RBI) and Torrie Randel (2-4, double, Stolen Base, two RBI) each had a couple of hits.
Kaitlyn Tracy (1-3, Walk, Stolen Base, RBI), Mayola Orrantia (1-2, Walk) and Paola Lujan (1-2, Walk, 2 RBI) also made an offensive contribution.
Framel was also the winning mug. She pitched every three innings, giving up six hits, four earned runs with four walks and four strikeouts.
Over a nightcap, Burlington took control early with eight runs in the first inning. They added six in the second and one final run in the third before calling the game after the top of the fourth.
All nine Lady Cougars reached the base in the second game, with Randel going 3-on-3 with a double, triple and home run. She went too and had four RBIs.
Richards was 3-for-3 with a double, stolen base and three RBIs. Tracy (2-4), Lujan (2-3, Double, RBI) and Dobler (2-2, Walk, Stolen Base) collected two hits each, while Robles (1-2, Walk) and Framel (1-3. )) added one hit each time. Orrantia was pitched twice and ran and Romans left with an RBI.
Richards was the winning pitcher in the second competition, pitching four innings. She gave up four hits, two runs (one earned), four walks and five strikeouts.