After weather delayed the start of the season, Frontenac softball officially got underway with a doubleheader split against Fort Scott on Friday.
The Raiders’ offense carried the way in the first game, pushing across 11 runs in the first three innings en route to a 13-8 win against the Tigers. Frontenac held a 9-5 lead going into the seventh in game two, but Fort Scott rallied with five runs to take a 10-9 win.
RAIDERS TAKE THE OPENER
Kaylee Harper, Kamryn Osborn and Madison Davis picked up RBI singles in the first inning to help put the Raiders in front 5-2 after one.
Frontenac took control with a four spot in the third inning to build an 11-4 lead.
Kayla Meyer singled through the left side to score Osborn with one out to make the score 9-4.
With two away in the inning, Harper doubled to center field to score Meyer and Julia Falletti to push the lead to seven runs.
The Tigers pushed across four runs in the fifth, but a run-scoring single off a bunt from Kayla Hogard in the sixth and an RBI single from Shelby Blythe in the seventh cushioned the lead for the Raiders on the way to the win.
Meyer, Harper and Osborn led the Raiders with three hits each in the first game.
Harper’s three RBIs were tops for Frontenac.
Hogard, Falletti, Davis and Taylor Peterson all collected two hits.
Sydney Fields pitched 4.1 innings and allowed eight runs on 12 hits, while Davis pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball, walking three and striking out one.
TIGERS RALLY IN THE NIGHTCAP
Frontenac took a four-run lead into the seventh before the Tigers pushed across five runs on five hits to take the win.
Davis led the Raiders offensively with a perfect 4-for-4 day, scoring twice and driving in a run.
Falletti had three hits and scored a run, while Harper added three knocks, two runs scored and an RBI in the loss.
Gwen Smalley, Peterson and Blythe all had two hits.
FHS’ Mollie McCully pitched six innings and allowed seven runs on 15 hits and two strikeouts.
Davis pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowed three runs on four hits.
-- Lucas Davis is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on twitter @LDsportswriter.