Monteer Plants & Baskets won not just one but two games over the weekend in 16U softball at Rolling Hills park by beating both Central Bank and Fayette by the scores of 7-5 and 14-7, respectively.
Monteer Plants & Baskets, improving to 10-2 on the season, trailed Central Bank 2-0 after 1 1/2 innings of play before rallying back with four runs in the bottom-half of the second to make it 4-2. Central Bank didn’t go down without a fight, though. After a scoreless third inning, Central Bank tacked on another run in its half of the fourth to cut the lead to one at 4-3. Unfortunately for Central Bank, they would get no closer in the ballgame as MP&B added three more runs in the bottom-half of the fourth to go up 7-3. Then, to closeout the scoring in the ballgame, Central Bank plated two more runs in the fifth.
Skyler Shuffield picked up the win in the circle for Monteer Plants & Baskets while Logan Root took the loss for Central Bank. Shuffield pitched all five innings and struck out 12 batters while giving up five runs on three hits and nine walk. Root, meanwhile, pitched four innings and gave up seven runs on 14 hits while striking out five batters.
Monteer Plants & Baskets also had 14 hits in the game, with Morgan Massa going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Josie Robb also had two hits with two singles and one RBI while Skyler Shuffield and Hailey Polk added two singles, Abbie Grizzle and Carson Dee each with one single and two RBIs and Kali Corbitt, Anna Thompson, Clara Roth and Allison McGuire with one single each.
For Central Bank, who dropped to 1-8, Jacey Fenton had one single and one RBI while Alexia Sprick and Kyra Perkins added one single each and Jenna McKee with one RBI.
In the second game, Monteer Plants & Baskets jumped out on top with six runs in the bottom-half of the first only to have Fayette rally back with seven runs in the top-half of the second to go up 7-6. That was also Fayette’s last lead in the ballgame as Monteer Plants & Baskets came back and reeled off eight unanswered runs over the next-three innings for the victory.
Hailey Polk was the winning pitcher in the game for MP&B while Maddi Lawson took the loss for Fayette, who dropped to 1-8.  Polk pitched the first-four innings and gave up seven runs on one hit and seven walks while striking out four. Lawson, meanwhile, pitched 3 1/3 innings and surrendered 13 runs on nine hits and seven walks while striking out three.
Monteer Plants & Baskets also finished the game with 10 hits, with Kali Corbitt going 2-for-3 with two singles and four RBIs. Carson Dee finished the game with two singles and two RBIs while Anna Thompson added two singles and one RBI, Skyler Shuffield, Morgan Massa and Allison McGuire each with one single and one RBI, Josie Robb with one single and Hailey Polk and Clara Roth each with one RBI.
For Fayette, Leah Lembke had one single and two RBIs while Asbury added one RBI.