Written By: Allison Kaulaity and Kenadee Belcher
Union City students went back to hitting the books on Thursday, while the softball girls went off to make history at the Verden Festival! The Lady Tigers kicked their first season off against the Riverside Indians. The ladies battled hard all game, but sadly came up short 14-4.
The Lady Tigers kept their heads up as they headed into their second game against Alex. With two outs, the Lady Tigers scored a run, thanks to senior, Arin Karbs, which brought home Makenna DeLong. The first inning ended in a blur, with the ladies down by 11 runs, but they still had some fight in them. The Lady Tigers offense kept finding the holes in Alex’s defense, but in the end lost the game 14-5.
After getting a good nights sleep and going to school for half a day, the ladies returned back to Verden with high hopes. The Lady Tigers began the day with Calumet, looking for their first win ever. In the top of the first inning, Senior, Arin Karbs had a two out, two RBI singled up the middle to get things rolling. After a back and fourth game the Lady Tigers found themselves clinging to a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning. However, in the final frame the Lady Chieftans were able to hit a walk-off single to end the game. Arin Karbs lead the Lady TIgers going 3-3 with all 4 of the Lady Tigers RBI’s.
After sitting a game, the Tigers were ready for that first win and were determined to get it. The ladies came off the bench hot in the first inning, getting multiple hits and taking a 5 run lead vs Geary. In the second inning, it was much of the same as the Lady Tigers piled on 6 more runs to take a commanding lead. Fresh, Mackenzie DeLong and Senior, Erica Rodgers lead UC with 2 hits a piece. Mackenzie DeLong and Kylie McCoy had 2 of the 11 RBI’s for the Tigers. Senior, Allison Kaulaity tallied 3 RBI’s during the game. Senior, Chelsea Morgan added a stolen base to the state sheet. The Lady Tigers got their first win of the year and in the history of their young program. Congratulations!