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The Warriors and Titans were able to get one full game in before the rain delayed their second of the double header. After Alicia Craig (8) made it around to third base, Cassie Terpenny hit a sacrifice fly to bring Craig across the plate.
SOFTBALL: Warriors win one before rains postpones double header (PHOTO)
The Anderson and Woodhaven softball teams were two and a half innings away from finishing their double header on Tuesday evening.
But the weather had other plans and the second game was postponed as the rain poured down in Southgate.
In the early game, the Warriors were victories 5-2.
Woodhaven wasted no time getting things started and took a 2-0 lead after the first.
Alicia Craig put herself on base with a single the first at-bat of the game and Erica Marvaso’s double to deep center brought Craig around to third.
On the third at-bat, Breyahna Guy popped a sacrifice fly to right, bringing Craig in and the Warriors were on the scoreboard.
Erin Marvaso wasted no time in her first appearance at the plate, smacking a single on the first pitch and bringing Erica Marvaso home.
In the bottom of the first, the Titans too, got their scoring started on their third at-bat.
Marisa Laginess was walked on a full-count and stole second on a ball that slipped past the Woodhaven catcher.
Hannah Fisher worked Katelyn Shivel up to a full count but she doubled to deep center on her eighth pitch of the at-bat and brought Laginess across the plate.
In the third inning, the Warriors saw eight batters at the plate and brought in another three runs to cap their scoring.
Erica Marvaso started the inning with a double and two batters later Stephanie Suter found a hole between first and second base that was hit long enough to bring Erica Marvaso home.
Erin Marvaso found the same hole and Madeline Satterlee hit a line drive down the third base line to load the bases.
Madison Clark handled the pressure easily and sent one rolling down the first base line, binging in two runs.
The Warrior defense complimented the offense in the bottom of the inning with a quick three-up, three-down scenario.
The Titans got one more across the plate in the bottom of the fourth, but were unable to edge the Warriors.
Brianna Derfiny was walked to first and brought around to third when Kennedy Calkwell doubled deep.
With two outs, Anna Ditosto hit straight to the second baseman, but Derfiny was able to cross the plate for the score.
The second game was scoreless after four and a half innings and saw strong pitching efforts on both sides.
No team saw more than five batters at the plate in an inning and both pitchers had a pair of three-up, three-down situations.
The game is schedule to be continued at a later date.
Despite the loss in the early game, Anderson Coach Eric Druchniak thought it was a good game.
“Both games so far I thought have been played really well,” he said after the second game was postponed. “We didn’t have a great as a first inning in the first game, but they hit the ball well too and I thought it was a really close game.
“That’s what we’ve come to have happen with Woodhaven.”
Before the contest, Druchniak and his Titans talked about being mentally in the game and not letting errors affect their play.
“We talked about being mentally in every pitch,” Druchniak said. “No mental errors and focused for two straight games. Win or lose, we’ll be there.
“We played well. We had maybe one mental error and that didn’t affect us at all (and) we played over it. Between games, we said let’s do the same thing (and) stay focused.”
Woodhaven Coach Jim Lambert was pleased with the early lead and victory and thought the game was close despite the 5-2 score.
“(It’s) always good when you get off to a quick lead,” Lambert said. “Puts some pressure on the other team.
“I think the first game they were hitting, they were running. It was a good game. I thought it was exciting for both of us.”
The Warriors are off tomorrow and will continue four and a half inning game with Trenton on Thursday that was postponed last week due to rain.
Anderson is off until Friday when they host Flat Rock in a non-league double header.
Last Updated: 4/25/2013 6:11:33 PM EST