Gryphon softball women finish with even record after split with Waterloo

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons completed their Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fastpitch Association season Sunday by splitting a home doubleheader with the Waterloo Warriors.

The Gryphs won the opening game of the twinbill on their home diamond 3-1 while Waterloo rebounded for a 5-4 victory in the second game.

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Saturday, the Gryphs dropped a doubleheader to the Laurier Golden Hawks at Waterloo’s Hillside Park as Laurier prevailed 7-0 and 12-3.

In the opening game, Laurier scored a single run in the first inning and six in the fourth.

The Gryphs were held to four hits, all singles, as Avery Levert, Haley Hudson, Hannah Roesch and Delaney Ewing had one apiece. The locals also had two batters reach base after being walked and one reach after being hit by a pitch. No base runner got beyond second base.

Roesch pitched for the Gryphs and she yielded six hits and walked four and had a strikeout.

Cammryn Schnarr, Kathleen Gregus and Sonya Carnegie each hit a double for Laurier while Bobbi Sue Hentges, Briana Norlock and Alanna Hentges each hit a single.

Sabrina Barko pitched and had three strikeouts.

Laurier collected five runs in the first inning, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and five in the sixth in the second game. The Gryphs scored two runs in the second and one in the third.

Guelph batters struck for eight hits, all singles. Julia Pearson and Steph Hughes each had two while Shannon, Delaney Hall, Katelyn Walker and Brandi Grose each had one.

Guelph pitchers didn’t walk any batters and had two strikeouts, but allowed 18 hits.

Schnarr struck for a double and two singles while Katie Matheson-Green hit three singles and Bobbi Sue Hentges hit two doubles. Kristen Vanden Neucker hit a triple and a single, Carnegie hit a double and a single, Alanna Hentges and Megan Harland each hit two singles and Norlock and Gregus each hit a single.

Matheson-Green pitched for Laurier and she issued two walks and had two strikeouts.

The Gryphs finished the regular season in fourth place in the West Division at 8-8. Western Mustangs were first at 15-1 and were followed by Laurier at 11-4, Brock Badgers at 11-5, Guelph, McMaster Marauders at 7-9, Windsor Lancers at 5-10 and Waterloo Warriors at 3-12.

Queen’s Gaels are first in the East at 11-4 while Toronto Varsity Blues are at 11-5, Ottawa Gee-Gees are at 10-6, Ryerson Rams are at 7-9, Carleton Ravens are at 3-13 and York Lions are at 0-16.

Top three in each division and two wild-card teams qualify for the league’s championship tournament set for Oct. 12 to 14 at Ottawa.

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