By Miranda Holloway
A chilly Saturday morning served as a backdrop to a non-conference double header against Glenbrook North for Prospect’s Softball team (10-15). The Knights fought through the wind to keep a close score into the late innings of both games.
In game one, the girls scored two runs in the first inning, and held the Spartans scoreless through four innings. After the fifth inning, however, Prospect fell behind 5-2 and did not recover.
Game one was highlighted by sophomore pitcher Hanna Lythberg. Lythberg allowed only three hits, had one strike out and hit one batter. Senior Allison Malewig also had a big game, going two-for-three at the plate.
Game two was a nine-inning nail-biter. The game was highlighted by big hitting from both teams. Junior Nicole Naranjo tied the game with a one out home run at the bottom of the seventh, forcing extra innings. Unfortunately, Naranjo’s effort was not enough as the Knights fell short, losing 8-7.
Other notable performances came from junior Mary Styzek, who scored three runs and went two-for-five. Senior Jen Forssander also started a five-run streak in the second with a RBI double.
Junior Sam Mangrum took the mound in game two- striking out four and walking two.
Although the wind and cold surely played a factor in the game, senior first baseman Allison Malewig believes it did not affect the team as a whole.
“I think that we were able to focus through it.”