Sue Zieres went to the hill as Cora's starter Monday night and pitched her team to a convincing win over Bennoco's. The windmilling righty struck out six and walked just one in leading Cora's to victory at Western Wayne.
Veteran pitcher Sue Zieres took the hill for Cora’s Monday evening and turned in one of the strongest performances of the season thus far in Wayne County Women’s Softball League action.
The fireballing righty twirled a complete game masterpiece, sending Bennoco’s down to a 12-1 loss at Western Wayne.
With this victory, Cora’s upped its regular season record to 3-1 overall. Next up for Stacey Grund’s squad is a Monday evening encounter with The Crossroads. That contest is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start at Bingham Park in Hawley.
The Crossroads is coming off a 27-1 thrashing of A-1 Tree Service. Jody Leach’s team is currently undefeated and tied for first place with Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic.
CRVC, the league’s defending champion, won its fourth consecutive game to start to campaign on Monday. Nicki Malloy’s ballclub defeated John’s Italian Restaurant by a score of 9-1.
Next up for CRVC is a bye, followed by a meeting with A-1 Tree Service on July 6th.
In Complete Control
Zieres put on a genuine pitching clinic Monday night against Bennoco’s.
Sue allowed a lead-off single to Hornbaker in the bottom of the first inning. That mistake eventually cost Cora’s a run, but it was the only one she would allow all game long.
Zieres showed impeccable control throughout her six innings of work. Sue issued just one free pass and struck out six en route to the victory.
Offensively, Kim Kromko did the majority of damage for her team on this day. Cora’s lead-off batter roped four safeties, including a double. Kromko also scored three runs in her role as designated hitter.
Heather Reiman and Carly Savastano also contributed key blows for the visitors.
Reiman went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Savastano, a former Lackawanna League all-star outfielder for Honesdale, blasted three hits of her own. Carly also worked a walk and tallied twice.
Grund played an integral role in Cora’s win. Stacey opened the fifth inning with a walk and eventually came around to score.
The veteran first baseman came to the plate for a second time in the inning...a frame in which Cora’s tallied seven runs and broke the game wide open...walked and scored again.
Score by Innings...
Cora’s 1 0 0 2 7 2 0 - 12
Benno 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1