The Elk Lake softball team responded to its first loss of the season on Thursday, a 9-3 defeat to Montrose, with a 12-1 victory at Susquehanna on Monday to improve to 2-1 in Division IV of the Lackawanna League.
At Susquehanna, Elk Lake got on the board with two runs in the top of the second and added another in the third before breaking the game open with three runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Senior Justine Johns had three hits, including a triple and a double and scored three times, senior Whitney Tyler had three RBIs and scored, junior Abby Johns picked up a hit, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead the Lady Warriors.
Also for Elk Lake, senior Breanna Yonkin drove in two runs and senior Catey McAleer had a hit, scored twice and drove in a run.
Senior Amanda Mowry earned the complete game win in the circle, allowing just two hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts and four walks in six innings.
Against Montrose, both teams plated a run in the first inning before Montrose broke things open with four runs in the top of the third to pull ahead, 5-1.
Elk Lake would surrender another run in the fourth and three more in the fifth before getting back on the board with a run, but would be unable to mount a comeback in the bottom of the seventh after scoring just one run.
Montrose benefitted tremendously from some poor defense from the Lady Warriors, who committed nine errors in the contest.
Only one of the nine runs surrendered was earned.
Tyler and sophomore Shyanne Bennett each singled and scored and Abby Johns had the team’s other hit and also drove in a run.
Tyler got the start and took the loss, allowing four hits and six unearned runs while striking out four in four innings in the circle.
Senior Amanda Mowry allowed three hits and one earned run with two strikeouts and one walk in three innings of relief.