By Brad Spencer
Before leaving for the 12th annual Wendy's Spring Classic High School Softball Invitational in Ashland, Ohio, this week, the OPRF softball team rebounded from a loss to No. 1-ranked Sandburg to edge Queen of Peace 3-1.
Freshman Seana Stillson pitched a complete game for her first win at the varsity level. Stillson gave up six hits and two walks, but no earned runs. She finished with six strikeouts.
Erika Rosenwinkel led the Huskies (8-1) at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.
The Huskies dropped their first game of the season to top-ranked Sandburg 6-2 on Thursday. Sandburg's Kristin Guska went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including a double and home run.
OPRF makes its fourth consecutive trip to Ashland to compete in the Wendy's Classic, a tournament that showcases some of the best softball teams in the country. The Huskies, who have gone 9-3 since joining the tournament in 2001, will take on Palm Harbor of Florida on Friday. The Hurricanes hold the highest nationally ranking (No. 13) of all the teams in the tournament.
In the nightcap, OPRF faces another Florida powerhouse in Southwest Miami. The Eagles finished 29-3 last season and won the State's Class 6A State title.
On Saturday, the Huskies take on Ohio's own Edison and Uniontown Lake.
Friars split DH
Fenwick softball split a doubleheader against Providence on Saturday. The Friars (3-3, 1-2) won Game 1, 6-3, but then fell in the second game 10-5.
The Friars scored five runs on four hits in the sixth inning of Game 1 to dismantle Providence. Jaime Loomis, Jill Formanski, Ann White, and Bridget Lally all had hits in the inning. Julia Maras and Lally both finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs apiece.
Eleanor Comiskey gave up two earned runs on seven hits in seven innings. She fanned five batters.
In Game 2, Fenwick fell behind after the second inning. Providence scored a run per inning from the fourth through the seventh.