Hill gets job done for Herricanes
Laureen Hill had her ‘A’-game on the mound last night and supplemented her pinpoint accuracy with a lethal bat.
The righthander tossed an eight-hit, complete-game victory while chipping in with three hits to led the Fort Frances Herricanes to an 11-4 victory over the host Couchiching Lady Raiders in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action.
Candy Teeple reached base in all five of her plate appearances for Fort Frances (8-1).
Andrea Sweigard, meanwhile, drove in a team-high three runs, including a two-RBI single as part of a six-run fifth inning that turned a 4-2 nail-biter into a 10-2 lead.
Lady Raiders’ hurler Sydney Jones had a good game going on the hill until the fifth, when she walked three and also hit a batter.
Jones went six innings—giving up 10 hits and striking out eight for Couchiching (2-7).
The Lady Raiders lost their sixth-straight contest in what was a road game on their home field as the Herricanes were bumped from VanJura by the Fort Frances Juniors, who were hosting the Big Grassy Lynx last night.
The Juniors (0-8) were victimized 19-7 by the red-hot Lynx (7-2), who currently hold the league’s longest winning streak at six games.
Nancy Indian pitched Big Grassy to the win while Sara Jackson took the loss for Fort Frances.
In other games last night, Northwest Bay (7-1) won 15-11 against the visiting Big Island Wildcats (2-6).
The Redgut Babes (7-1), meanwhile, remained tied with Northwest Bay for second after a 24-0 whitewash over the visiting Sabaskong Cougars (0-8).
And the host Manitou Blaze (6-3) eanred a 7-3 win over Sabaskong Tebinaak (3-5).
Teams is slated to resume Monday (weather permitting), with the Juniors hosting Sabaskong Tebinaak at VanJura while the Herricanes visit Manitou.
The Lady Raiders travel to Big Island, Redgut journeys to Big Grassy, and the Cougars host Northwest Bay.
All games begin at 7 p.m.