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No. 9 Lions beat pair of top teams
June 28, 2013 · Crystal Eskelsen

The Lisbon Lions' softball team is ranked No. 9 in Class 1A with a record of 15-8.

The Lions earned wins this week over Class 1A, No. 15 Preston, Class 2A, No. 7 AGWSR, South Hardin and South Tama. Lisbon lost a game to Preston and lost a game to Class 3A, No. 7 Bondurant-Farrar.

Lisbon split its doubleheader with No. 15 Preston, winning the first game after 11 innings of play.

The Lions took an early lead, going ahead 3-1 in the third inning with the help of hits off the bats of Cassidy Moore and Kelsi Griffiths.

The Trojans battled back at a rate of one run per inning, and by the sixth inning the score was tied at 3-3.

The next four innings were scoreless for both teams. Lisbon had two hits in those four innings - a single by Paige Felderman in the ninth inning and a single from Zeva Light in the 10th.

In the top of the 11th inning Griffiths reached base on a single and Felderman hit a sacrifice bunt, moving the Lisbon runner to second. Then Cassie Smith doubled to left center field and the Lions scored one run, but they weren't done yet. Two batters later, Brittany Frey singled to right field, scoring another Lion run to give Lisbon the 5-3 lead.

In the bottom of the 11th, the Lisbon defense did their job perfectly. Lion pitcher Ali Givens forced the batters into ground ball hits and all three Preston hitters were thrown out at first base to end the game.

The second game against Preston was reversed, with the Trojans earning the two-run win, 7-5.

Lisbon also defeated ranked AGWSR at the Marshalltown tournament over the weekend. The Lions scored in the first inning and again in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. AGWSR scored one run in the fifth, but Lisbon pitcher Givens gave up just three hits to this ranked team.

Today (Thursday, June 27), the Lions host Class 3A, No. 13 Northeast in doubleheader. This weekend they are at the Iowa City West tournament. Monday, Lisbon is at Western Dubuque and Tuesday they are at West Branch.

Lisbon vs. Preston

Game one

LIS 5, PRE 3

LIS 012 000 000 02 5 9

PRE 001 101 000 00 3 11

Pitchers: Givens (L), Meier (P)

Extra base hits

2B- Smith 1

RECAP: Lisbon's Givens pitched all 11 innings and earned the win, striking out three. The Lions were led by Griffiths, who was 3-for-5 at the plate, including one RBI. Smith doubled and earned a pair of RBI.

Game two

PRE 7, LIS 5

LIS 100 130 0 5 8

PRE 002 014 0 7 10

Pitchers: Smith (L)

Extra base hits

2B-Moore 1

RECAP: Lisbon held the lead through five innings and then Class 1A, No. 15 Preston put together four runs in the sixth inning and took the lead 7-5. Lion pitcher Smith threw for the last two innings of the game, striking out two and walking four. Givens led the Lions at bat, going 2-for-4. Felderman had two RBI.

Lisbon at Marshalltown


Lisbon vs. AGWSR

LIS 5, AG 1

LIS 200 300 0 5 9

AG 000 010 0 1 3

Pitchers: Givens (L), Sicard (AG)

Extra base hits

2B-C.Light 1, Frey 1

RECAP: Lisbon's Frey led the offense, earning two hits in three at-bats, including a double as the Lions knocked off Class 2A, No. 7 AGWSR. Both Frey and Felderman had two RBI. Pitcher Givens threw seven innings, striking out four and walking just two.

Lisbon vs. South Hardin

LIS 14, SH 1

LIS 610 001 6 14 10

SH 000 000 1 1 2

Pitchers: Kilburg (L), Lake (SH)

RECAP: Moore led the Lions at the plate, hitting the ball three times in five tries and earning three RBI. Lisbon pitcher Kilburg threw all seven innings, striking out four batters and walking just one. The Lions scored six runs in both the first and seventh innings.

Lisbon vs. Bondurant-Farrar

BF 4, LIS 0

LIS 000 000 0 6

BF 021 100 4 8

Pitchers: Givens (L), Schlenker (BF)

Extra base hits

2B-Z.Light 1

RECAP: Lisbon's Z.Light went 3-4 at the plate including a double but the Lions struggled to string hits together and never managed to score a run against class 3A No. 7 Bondurant-Farrar. Givens was the pitcher that was tagged with the loss.

Lisbon vs. South Tama

LIS 6, ST 5

LIS 100 003 2 6 8

ST 100 021 1 5 3

Pitchers: Givens (L), Holtz (ST)

RECAP: It took three pitchers and eight Lion hits to walk away from South Tama with the win. Lisbon started with Kilburg, then put Smith on the mound and finally Givens took over for the final inning and a third and helped the Lions to the win. Both Griffiths and Givens were 2-for-3 at the plate.

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