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Beline Obeid

Liggett's offense on fire in division victories

May 01, 2014
The University Liggett girls' softball team, 8-2 overall, blasted its way to three easy wins last week.

The Knights beat Southfield Christian 17-2, Strong Tower 21-2 and Ann Arbor Greenhills 18-0, improving to 2-0 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference.

Against Southfield Christian, Zarine Minwalla earned the win, pitching three innings. She gave up six hits, one earned run, one walk and struck out two.

Offensively, Emma Nicholas was 2-for-2 with two home runs, three runs, one walk and five RBIs, while Lea Evangelista was 2-for-2 with three runs, two RBIs and one walk.

Taylor Slayton was 2-for-2 with three runs, one walk and two RBIs, and Anna Majewski was 1-for-1 with three runs, two walks and one RBI. Minwalla helped her cause, going 1-for-1 with two runs, one walk and one RBI.

The Knights' bats stayed on fire against Strong Tower as Majewski, Minwalla, Evangelista, Nicholas and Kacie Wuthrich had three hits apiece. Nicholas had another home run, and Wuthrich added a homer with four RBIs.

Emily Kanakry had two hits and two RBIs, and Slayton had two hits and four runs.

Four girls drove in two runs apiece and two had three RBIs. Wuthrich led the way with the four RBIs and she was the winning pitcher, throwing five innings, giving up only one hit with zero earned runs, two walks and four strikeouts.

Minwalla was back on the mound and tossed a three-inning perfect game, striking out three of the nine Greenhills batters she faced.

Offensively, Slayton was 3-for-3 with two runs and four RBIs, and Kanakry was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs and one RBI.

Majewski was 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs and one RBI; Wuthrich was 2-for-3 with three runs and one double; Minwalla was 2-for-3 with two RBIs; and Kayla Strong was 2-for-2 with two runs.

Evangelista was 1-for-2 with two runs, two RBIs and one stolen base, and Nicholas was 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI and two runs.

Emily Miserendino had a hit, one run and two RBIs in the win over Greenhills.

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