Lady Dutch softball hands State College 6-1 loss Saturday

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team evened their record at 1-1 on the young season with a 6-1 victory over the State College squad in a game played at State College Saturday.“State College is a good hitting team and puts the ball in play, but our defense played well, only committing one error. Our outfield made some nice catches early in the game to keep State College off the board,” said Lady Dutch coach Manny Gerarge.The Lady Dutch outhit the Lady Lions by a 10-9 margin. St. Marys was led in the hitting department by Kali Quagliani and Cassie Wonderling, both with a triple and a double.Rachel Ginther went the distance on the mound for St. Marys, giving up one unearned run in the fifth inning. She struck out seven.The Lady Dutch scored a run in the top half of the first inning. Neither team scored in the second inning.The Lady Dutch took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning. St. Marys erupted for three runs in the top half of the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead.Each team scored a run in the fifth inning as St. Marys led 6-1 with two innings remaining.The last two innings were scoreless as St. Marys registered their first win of the season by a 6-1 victory.The Lady Dutch are scheduled to return to action this afternoon when they play host to the Hollidaysburg Tigers at 4:15 p.m. at the SMAHS softball field. The junior varsity will be in action at Benzinger Park.