By Rob Tetro
Hannibal’s young girls’ varsity softball team continues to learn and grow as it faces much more talented squads game after game.
The Lady Warriors lost their last three games and now have an overall record of 0-6.
On April 28, Cazenovia shut out Hannibal 11-0 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. In Game 2 of the doubleheader, Cazenovia topped the Lady Warriors 15-1.
Westhill rolled past Hannibal 30-1 on May 2.
In the first game against Caz, the Lakers struck a pivotal blow early on, jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning.
Following two scoreless innings, Cazenovia put the game out of reach. They added four more runs during the fourth inning to cap off an 11-0 win.
Hannibal was led by Megan Norris and Catrina Deveney with a hit each. Hailey Dunsmoor got the start for the Lady Firebirds on the mound. and in five innings, she struck out six and allowed 11 runs off 12 hits.
In game two of the twinbill, Caz built a 5-1 lead in the first and then quickly pulled away, scoring 10 unanswered runs during the second and third innings en route to the 15-1 win.
Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was Hailey Dunsmoor and a hit and an RBI.
On the mound, Hailey Dunsmoor earned the start for Hannibal and threw three strikeouts while allowing 15 runs off 13 hits in three innings of work. In relief of Dunsmoor, Dallas Voss threw four strikeouts while allowing one hit in two innings pitched.
Westhill built an early lead in its game against Hannibal, jumping out to a 3-1 lead in the first.
Westhill quickly expanded its lead, scoring 11 unanswered runs in the second, third and fourth innings.
Westhill then added 16 more runs during the fifth and sixth innings to come away with a 30-1 win.
The Lady Warriors were led by Megan Norris with two hits and an RBI, followed by Kurstin Hammond, Malana Scott and Kate Woodworth with a hit each.
Hailey Dunsmoor started the game for Hannibal on the mound and threw four strikeouts while allowing 24 runs off 17 hits in five innings pitched.
In 2/3 of an inning of work, Dallas Voss allowed six runs off one hit and Kate Woodworth threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings of work.