Bolts overpower Women of Troy

The Women of Troy faced Liberty at home on June 23. The team lost the first game of the doubleheader 3-13 and the second game 13-2.

Alyssa Skala, Photographer

Lacking a strong offense, the Women of Troy faced a double defeat against the Bolts.

A home run by Liberty center fielder Brylee Klosterman ’20 discouraged the Women of Troy from the start, allowing the Bolts to take a 7-1 lead in the first inning. Senior Eva Burbridge’s pitches were considered hittable for the Liberty batters, which led the Bolts to score 10 runs in three innings.  

Flustered by the two home runs in the first two innings, West intentionally walked Klosterman before her third at-bat.

The Bolts kept their energy throughout the first game, scoring an additional three runs by the end of the sixth inning. The first game ended via mercy rule 3-13.

Liberty’s momentum didn’t stop after the first game. With Tamiah Teran ’23 starting off pitching in the second of the doubleheader, the Bolts again took an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning. Base hits from Burbidge and Rylee Goodfellow ’21 allowed a runner to score on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first inning. A home run in the top of the fourth gave the Bolts an 8-2 lead.

Another home run by Liberty in the top of the fourth brought the score to 7-2. 

Kianna Hill ‘20 relieved Teran after the second inning and threw hard pitches mid-game. Burbridge stepped back on the mound to finish out the last few innings of the second game.

Strong Liberty defense kept West at two runs and the Bolts surpassed West with a 2-13 win.

The Women of Troy will play another doubleheader at Cedar Rapids Jefferson on June 25.