Josie Zeiger collected three hits to lead the Hannibal softball team to a 10-4 win over Winfield on Saturday at the Troy Tournament.
Josie Zeiger didn't want to come home without a win.
The senior infielder collected three hits to lead the Hannibal softball team to a 10-4 win over Winfield on Saturday at the Troy Tournament.
Zeiger launched a two-run home run to center field in the first inning and finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle as the Lady Pirates erupted for 14 hits in the six-inning victory.
The triumph came on the heels of a pair of losses earlier in the day. Hannibal fell 9-2 to St. Dominic and 15-7 to Fort Zumwalt South.
“What we did the third game is what I expected us to do the first two,” Hannibal coach Andrew Pollard said. “That showed what can happen when everything comes together and we play how we're supposed to on defense and hit how we know we can.”
Taylor Wilson pitched a complete game to earn the win in the final game of the day. The senior struck out seven while scattering seven hits and four runs.
Wilson tossed 81 pitches in the game — her second start of the day.
“Taylor pitched wonderfully,” Pollard said. “That's hard to do when it's almost 100 degrees and it's the third game of the day. That was one of the best games I've seen her pitch.”
Taylor Simms and Sydney Hart provided consecutive RBI singles to grow the Lady Pirates' lead in the fourth.
Avery Lake keyed a four-run fifth for Hannibal to put the game away, delivering a triple to right that scored Simms and Hart to grow the advantage to 9-1.
Winfield managed to score three runs in the bottom of the frame but never got any closer.
In the first game, Hannibal was hurt by St. Dominic's six-run third inning and never recovered to take its initial loss of the year.
Hart and Lake each posted two singles a piece in the losing effort.
Fort Zumwalt South wrapped out 18 hits to beat Hannibal in the second game of the day, pulling away with an 11-run third.
Hannibal is scheduled to host Bowling Green on Monday.