There were just three teams and two games for this year’s B-10 Subdistrict Softball Tournament on Monday as top seed and host, Scottsbluff, won the championship game over Alliance 13-1 in three innings.
The first game featured Gering vs. Alliance with a one hour and fifteen minute delay due to a lockdown at Scottsbluff High School with a police situation in the area. And once the action started Gering did not bring anywhere close to their best, getting beat 12-1.
After going 5-0 against Alliance in the regular season it was all Alliance in this one as they capitalized on six Gering errors and came up with 12 hits as they scored in every inning. After a run in the first the visiting Bulldogs then scored three in the second inning, five more in the third, and three more for good measure in the fourth inning. Alliance knocked out Gering starting pitcher Sarah Wiese in the third.
The early exit by Gering set up a championship game between top seed Scottsbluff and Alliance.
It was no contest.
After a Ciara Hudson homer in the top of the first put Alliance up 1-0 this one got out of hand quickly.
Scottsbluff scored five runs in the bottom of the first with the big blow being a Jenna Spengler two run homer.
The Cats would put up a seven run second inning as Zoey Paez came through with a big two run double to the opposite field.
Taryn Spady finished 3-3 with three runs scored and one RBI with Paez recording the other multi-hit game for Scottsbluff.
Liz Fuss was the winning pitcher throwing only 26 pitches in three innings as she improved to 11-2 on the year.
Scottsbluff improved to 21-7 with the win and they will be hosting a best of three district final on Saturday.