Lady Scotties Dominate the Diamond in Lewistown
Barstad Crushes Two Grand Slams
In a two-day tournament held in Lewistown April 13 and 14, the Scotties won four consecutive games and set their conference record to 3 and 0. The girls' offensive and defensive games were on-point for the weekend, setting the tone for the rest of the season.
Glasgow vs. Conrad
Glasgow's winning streak began with a two-and-a-half inning, 18-3 win over Conrad in an early afternoon game on Thursday. Conrad had the first crack at bat, but failed to bring any runs in and turned the inning over to the Lady Scotties. Thirteen runs later, the Cowgirls were finally able to shut down the Scotties.
Conrad scored two runs in the next inning, but with another five runs by Glasgow, the outcome looked bleak for the Cowgirls. The top of the third inning was the last chance for Conrad to close the considerable gap, and they failed. With just one run scored before the Scotties shut them down, the inning came to an end and the Cowgirls fell victim to the 15-run mercy rule. Khloe Krumwiede scored her third homerun of the season, and Tiana and Kennedy Schmidt each recorded their first of the year.
Conrad 0 2 1 – 3
Glasgow 13 5 x – 18
Glasgow: Kiauna Barstad, 1 for 2; Tiana Johnson, 1-3 (1 homerun, 2 RBIs); Khloe Krumwiede 1-1 (1 homerun, 3 RBIs); Tyra Johnson, 0-0 (1 RBI); Kennedy Schmidt, 3-3 (1 homerun, 4 RBIs); Ziggy Chamberlain, 1-1, (1 double, 3 RBIs); Ashtyn Myrick, 1-2 (1 RBI); Lexi Nixdorf, 1-2, (1 RBI); Teagan Fossum, 1-2 (1 RBI). Tyra Johnson: 7 strikeouts in 3 innings.
Glasgow vs. Shepherd
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, the Scotties matched up against another conference foe, the Shepherd Fillies. For the first four innings, the game was a stalemate, with neither team able to bring in a run. Finally, in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Scotties brought in a run to claim the 1-0 lead. Offensively, Shepherd could not respond and Glasgow tacked on another four runs in the next inning. The Scotties shut down Shepherd for another half-inning to win the game 5-0. Although the Scotties blanked the Fillies, it was the most challenging game for Glasgow according to head coach Gil Johnson. "The challenge we had was the girls having a difficult time trying to time a slower pitcher," he explained, "but in the sixth inning they started hitting her and scored four runs to win that game."
Shepherd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0
Glasgow 0 0 0 0 1 4 x – 5
Glasgow: Kiauna Barstad, 1-3; Tiana Johnson, 1-4; Khloe Krumwiede, 1-3; Tyra Johnson, 1-3 (1 double); Kennedy Schmidt, 1-3 (1 RBI); Ziggy Chamberlain, 1-3 (1 RBI); Ashtyn Myrick, 2-3 (1 double, 1 triple, 1 RBI); Lexi Nixdorf, 1-2 (1 RBI); Teagan Fossum, 0-2; Rachel Boese, 0-1. Tyra Johnson: 8 strikeouts.
Glasgow vs. Park
In their only non-conference game of the weekend, Glasgow faced the Park Rangers Friday morning. In a repeat of their first game, the Scotties finished with an 18-2 win. Scottie centerfielder Kiauna Barstad played a key role in the win with two grand slams in the contest. Glasgow started at the plate and brought in nine runs before the Rangers could get the third out. On their turn at bat, Park was unable to score any runs and pushed the game into the second inning. The Rangers managed to score one run in the inning, but Glasgow tacked on another two runs themselves to extend their lead to 11-1.
The Scotties shut out Park in the third inning 1-0, and began the fourth inning with six runs. The Rangers brought in just one run in the bottom of the fourth, and the game ended with a 15-run mercy rule in favor of the Scotties.
Glasgow 9 2 1 6 – 18
Park 0 1 0 1 – 2
Glasgow: Kiauna Barstad, 3-4 (2 Grand Slams); Tiana Johnson, 3-4 (1 homerun, 1 RBI); Khloe Krumwiede, 2-4 (1 homerun, 3 RBIs); Tyra Johnson, 1-3; Kennedy Schmidt, 1-3 (1 RBI); Ziggy Chamberlain, 0-1; Ashtyn Myrick, 3-3 (2 doubles, 2 RBIs); Lexi Nixdorf, 0-1; Teagan Fossum, 0-2; Rachel Boese, 0-0 (1 walk).
Glasgow vs. Cutbank
In their final game of the series, the Scotties played the Cut Bank Lady Wolves, and Glasgow earned another shut-out.
Five runs in the first inning secured an early lead for the Scotties, and the girls kept scoring. Meanwhile, the Lady Wolves could not penetrate Glasgow's defense and blanked their side of the scoreboard. The game came to an end after four-and-a-half innings with the Lady Scotties on top 11-0.
Cut Bank 0 0 0 0 0 – 0
Glasgow 5 3 2 1 x – 11
Glasgow: Kiauna Barstad, 1-2; Tiana Johnson, 2-3 (2 RBIs); Khloe Krumwiede, 2-3 (1 triple, 1 RBI); Tyra Johnson, 1-2 (1 RBI); Kennedy Schmidt, 2-3 (1 double, 2 RBIs); Ziggy Chamberlain, 1-3 (1 homerun, 3 RBIs); Ashtyn Myrick, 1-2 (1 triple); Lexi Nixdorf, 0-1; Rachel Boese, 1-1; Teagan Fossum, 3-3 (1 double).
All-in-all for the weekend, the Lady Scotties outscored their opponents 52 to 5, Krumwiede extended her caree homerun record to 19, Barstad stunned with two grand slams, the team recorded a combined 44 RBIs and 14 homeruns, and the team set their conference record at 3-0.
Following a double header in Sidney April 18, the Scotties will be in Colstrip for another two-day tournament Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.