By Rob Tetro
The Hannibal varsity softball team lost its last three games and now has a 0-9 record.
On May 5, Marcellus crushed Hannibal 24-0. Marcellus cruised past the Lady Warriors again May 6 by a score of 9-1. County foe Atlmar-Parish-Williamstown knocked off Hannibal 13-0 on May 7.
In the first Marcellus game, the Mustangs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and then Marcellus blew the game wide open. They scored nine unanswered runs during the second inning to push the lead to 12-0. Then they scored another 12 runs in the third and fourth innings to finish a 24-0 trouncing of the Lady Warriors.
Leading the way for Hannibal were Catrina Deveney, Megan Norris and McKenzie Stevens with a hit each. Dallas Voss started the game on the mound, allowing 12 runs (eight earned) off four hits in two innings of work. In relief of Voss, Kate Woodworth allowed 11 runs off 10 hits in 1 1/3 innings pitched. Hailey Dunsmoor threw a strikeout while allowing one run off two hits in 1 2/3 innings of work.
In the second game versus Marcellus, the Mustangs jumped out to a 4-1 lead over the Lady Warriors during the first inning and once again, they wasted little time putting the game out of reach. They added five more runs during the second inning to cap off a 9-1 win.
Hannibal was led by Megan Norris and McKenzie Stevens with a hit each. Stevens also scored the Lady Warriors lone run. Hailey Dunsmoor pitched the entire game for Hannibal, allowing nine runs off eight hits in four innings pitched.
APW built a 6-0 lead over Hannibal during the first inning of their game and then scored five more runs during the second inning to push its lead to 11-0.
The Rebels quickly put the finishing touches on a solid effort. After a scoreless third inning, they scored two more runs during the fourth inning to cruise to a 13-0 win.
Leading the way for APW were Bobbi-Ann Hoffman, Katie Palmer and Erin Stever with a hit and RBI each. They were followed by Sierra Spink and Lacey Saucier with a hit each.
It was a tough outing for Lady Warrior pitcher Hailey Dunsmoor. In four innings of work, Dunsmoor allowed 13 runs off five hits while walking 16 batters.