Tuesday, April 5, 2022
ALTOONA-MIDWAY HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
BUFFALO – The Crest High School softball team came to town and ruined the home opener for the newly-formed Altoona-Midway program, as the Lady Lancers swept both ends of the doubleheader here Monday afternoon.
Crest won by scores of 19-2 and 22-5. Due to the run-rule, the contests lasted only three innings each.
“We have a very young team and it shows right now,” said AMHS head coach Randy Almond. “We have several areas in need of improvement, primarily on defense.”
Almond noted some areas of immediate concern were overall defensive fundamentals, making the routine plays in the outfield, and too many walks being issued by the pitching staff.
“We just need to continue to work hard, focus on the positive, and continue to improve,” Almond said.
Most of those positives came offensively. Senior Abi Elsessor, a recent addition to the squad, led the Lady Jets by getting on base four times during the twinbill. Elsessor rapped out two hits and also drew a pair of walks.
Summer Raymond and Autumn Raymond reached base three times apiece, as the sisters each collected a pair of hits and a walk during Monday’s action. Also reaching the hit column for AMHS were Mariah Stackhouse, Emmalynn Pupanek, and Julia Hall.
Altoona-Midway (0-4) will try to get on the winning side of the ledger when they travel to Arma on Thursday to face Northeast High School.