It’s recent hot play continued for the Lady Spires Saturday while Leavenworth, Pleasant Ridge both drop doubleheaders

It’s recent hot play continued for the Lady Spires Saturday.

Following a 9-3 loss, the Saint Mary softball team rebounded with a 4-2 win over visiting Bethany. The victory moved USM to 3-3 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, 5-13 overall, and into sole possession of fifth place among the league.

The Lady Spires' weekend win was keyed by Steeli Norton's two-hit, one RBI performance and a complete game from pitcher Victoria Toplikar.

USM will be at Friends today for a 5 p.m. contest.

Leavenworth's skid continues
A bad start got worse Saturday for the Leavenworth softball team.

The Lady Pioneers dropped two more games, pushing its overall record to 0-6 on the season.

The 19-1 and 13-1 losses came at the hands of Olathe North.

LV will try to snap out of its funk at 4 p.m. today when it travels to Shawnee Mission East.

Lady Rams drop two games
Two good starts for the Pleasant Ridge softball team could not be capped off with victories Monday.

The Lady Rams held a 3-0 lead in game one at McLouth before the home team posted 13 runs over the last three innings to take a 13-3 decision. Game two saw an early 1-0 PR advantage turn into a 16-1 defeat.

“The scores don't reflect how they played,” PR coach Chris Robinson said. “We began real well in both and showed good competitiveness, but let a lot of little things build up against us.”

In game one, Abby Reed went 2-2 while Shayanne Robinson recorded a two-run RBI double and Alyssa Krook snatched a RBI as well. Ashly Lingenselser hit in Reed in the first inning.

PR will host Doniphan West Thursday at 4:30 p.m.