Gryphon softball women split twinbill with Windsor

WINDSOR – The Guelph Gryphons split an Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fastpitch Association doubleheader with the Windsor Lancers Friday night at Windsor’s Mic-Mac Park.

Windsor took the opener 2-1 and the Gryphs rebounded with a 9-0 win in the second game.

In the opener, the Lancers scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh and final inning. Windsor had scored its other run in the third inning.

The Gryphs had opened the scoring in the first inning. With one out, Avery Levert singled, went to second on a single by Haley Hudson and scored on a single by Shardon Geluch.

Guelph clubbed nine hits in the game, all singles. Geluch had three while Levert and Hudson had two apiece and Brandi Grose and Delaney Ewing had one each.

Jessica Seifried was the hard-luck losing pitcher for the Gryphs. She pitched 6 1/3 innings and yielded the two runs off six hits — a double and five singles – and she walked one.

The Gryphs put the nightcap away in the sixth inning by scoring seven runs. They had collected their opening two runs in the second inning.

Samantha Binkley clobbered a two-run homer in the second while Geluch, Grose and Hannah Roesch hit back-to-back singles to start the scoring in the sixth. That trio also stole four bases in the sixth. The hits continued with two out as Julia Pearson doubled, Hudson and Katelyn Walker hit consecutive singles and Delaney Hall homered to end the match due to the seven-run mercy rule that takes affect in the sixth inning.

Binkley picked up the win in the pitcher’s circle as she allowed a single runner – a single in the fourth that was erased by a double play. Binkley had eight strikeouts and faced the minimum 18 batters.

The results leave the Gryphs at 7-3 while Windsor’s at 4-3.

The Gryphs are to play the Western Mustangs (7-1) in a doubleheader at London’s Stronach Park Saturday afternoon.

  • Guelph Sports Journal