ALTAMONT — The Labette County Grizzlies softball team has now won three of its last four games after earning a series split with the Pittsburg Purple Dragons on Tuesday. The Grizzlies were run-ruled in Game 1 11-0 but rebounded in the nightcap, winning 9-2.

In Game 1, Karsyn Stewart was pegged with the loss in the circle. In three innings of work, she allowed seven hits and as many earned runs while walking two batters. 

Jaidyn Leech had two hits for Labette County.

As for Game 2, the Grizzlies turned it around by taking a commanding 5-0 lead through the first three innings.

Morgan Rexwinkle delivered a gem in the circle, pitching a complete game and allowing just two runs, one of them unearned, with one strikeout and one walk. 

Leech commanded the offense with four hits and three runs, while Keeley Daniels and Madison Sprague had two RBI apiece.

“Instead a tale of two halves it was a tale of two games. Game 1, we were very disappointed in our play, but we came back in Game 2 and played with more intensity and most of all we played with heart,” Labette County head coach Lori Green said. “Our outfield made some outstanding catches, Madison Brannin in left Abby Ryan in center and Karsyn Stewart in right. Morgan Rexwinkle pitched the best game of her career. She kept them off balanced most of the game.

“We made big plays when they needed to be made. I was very proud of them for redeeming themselves and winning Game 2.” 

The Grizzlies are now 6-12 overall and 5-7 in SEK League play.




Game 1

Pittsburg 11, Labette County 0

Pittsburg:     043 103 — 11

Labette Co.: 000 000 — 0


Labette County: Abby Ryan 1 H; Jaidyn Leech 2 H; Keeley Daniels 1 H; Hailey Benson 1 H; Madison Branie 1 H; Karsyn Stewart (L) 3 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 0 K, 2 BB; Morgan Rexwinkle 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Pittsburg: Pinimont 1 H, 1 R; Hunt 1 R; Beckley 1 H, 2 R, 2 RBI; O’Hara 3 H, 2 R, 1 RBI; Linahan 2 H, 1 R, 1 RBI; S. Pinimont 2 R; Broyles 1 H, 1 R, 1 RBI; Gray 2 H, 1 R


Game 2

Labette County 9, Pittsburg 2

Pittsburg:      000 100 1 — 2

Labette Co.: 104 310 X — 9


Labette County: Abby Ryan 1 H, 2 R; Jaidyn Leech 4 H, 3 R, 1 RBI; Karsyn Stewart 1 R, 1 RBI; Keeley Daniels 2 H, 2 R, 2 RBI; Hailey Benson 1 H, 1 RBI; Madison Sprague 1 H, 2 RBI; T. Moore 1 H; Anna Dean 1 H, 1 R; Morgan Rexwinkle (W) 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Pittsburg: Pinimont 2 H; Hunt 1 H; Beckley 1 H, 1 R, 1 RBI; Linahan 1 H; Slaughter 1 H; Pinamouth 1 H, 1 R

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