Bulldog sluggers score wins at McCook, over Chadron at home
     2012-09-07      By Terry Gaston   
Photo by Ken Kurtz/Spectrum Photo Gering sophomore Jessica Rogers (No. 12) reaches home plate after hitting a grand slam home run. The Lady Bulldogs were on fire Tuesday night at home against the Chadron Cardinals, turning in a 12-0 win in three innings. 
TERRYTOWN -- Gering senior Jennifer Barge walked the leadoff Chadron batter, struck out the next Cardinals hitter and watched her Bulldog teammates double off the first hitter.

Barge then completed a 12-0, three-inning, no-hit Gering victory at the Carpenter Center by striking out four Cardinals and aiding her cause with two doubles, while sophomore Jennifer Rogers fueled an eight-run, second-inning rally with an inside-the-park grand slam that made the score 6-0.

Sophomore Brooke Doggett drove home Barge and Gonzales, after Gonzales reached on her second bunt single of the inning, to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 advantage.

Barge's second double drove in two runs to extend Gering's lead to 10-0 in the third inning, and two more runs ended the game via the run rule.

Gonzales finished with three bund singles in as many at-bats and scored once, while Rogers added a single to her grand slam and Isabel Thompson was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in and one run scored.

On Saturday at McCook, the Bulldogs (8-2) opened with a 6-5 loss to Holdrege before they rolled up 26 runs and 26 hits in their final two games by scoring a 17-5 romp over Chadron and a 9-1 victory over Cozad.

Against Holdrege, Barge took the pitching loss after she struck out six, gave up seven hits and walked six.
Offensively, Gering finished with five hits. Barge went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, two runs batted in and a double, while Aubrey Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Gering rebounded against Chadron, scoring seven runs each in the second and fifth innings.

Barge picked up the pitching win. In three innings of work, she gave up two hits and struck out one. Alexa Longoria pitched the final two innings and struck out three.

Isabel Thompson paced Gering at the plate by going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, two RBI and three stolen bases. Jessica Rogers and Barge finished the game going 2-for-3 each. Rogers had three runs scored, two RBI and a double, while Barge had four RBI and two doubles.

In closing out against Cozad, Barge allowed just two hits and struck out seven in gaining the pitching victory.
Gering ripped 13 hits in the win, led by Rogers and Barge who each went 3-for-3. Rogers had two runs scored, three RBI and two doubles, while Barge had two RBIs and two doubles.
Brooke Doggett and Brooke Satur each went 2-for-3 in the game. Doggett had a run scored and double, while Satur had a run scored, two RBI and a double.

Gering returns to action Friday and Saturday in the Scottsbluff Invitational.
Scottsbluff goes 2-1 in Boulder

Scottsbluff brought out the bats in a big way Saturday, completing the Boulder, Colo., tournament with 35 runs in two victories after the Bearcats had lost their tourney opener Friday night.

Scottsbluff lost its opening game to Evergreen, Colo., 19-4 on Friday night. On Saturday, the Bearcats held off Boulder for a 16-11 victory and then scored a 19-4 win of their own over Thornton, Colo.
In defeating Boulder, Scottsbluff had 20 hits with four Bearcats rapping three hits each: Natalie Wooden, Mikka Salazar, Zoey Rada and Marissa Yonts.

Wooden knocked in four runs, inclduing three on a bases-loaded double, and scored two runs. Rada drove in three teammates, Salazar knocked in two and scored two runs, and Yonts scored three runs and drove home one.

Wooden, Salazar and Lexi Webber all had doubles.
Brianna Fliam earned the win in the circle.
Scottsbluff kept the offense hot against Thornton, scoring a season-high 19 runs on 16 hits.

Hannah Brown paced the Scottsbluff offense by going 3-for-3 with five RBI, two doubles and two runs scored.

Barbara Calvert, Abi Infante and Webber all went 2-for-2. Calvert scored four runs, Infante scored twice, and Webber scored three runs and drove in three. Calvert and Michelle Becker both had one double each.

Fliam earned her second win in the circle on the day by striking out three and walking none as she improved her season record to 5-3.

In Friday’s loss against Evergreen, Rada led the Bearcats offensively by going 2-for-2 with a run batted in and a run scored.
The Bearcats headed into Tuesday’s home game against Alliance with a 5-6 record. They will then play host to the Scottsbluff Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

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