FC/E-M Gets Past Centennial

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:12
Written by thenebraskasigna

Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan used three big innings to down Centennial Thursday night in Geneva and pick up its first win of the season.  Panthers Alexis Uldrich and Ellie Hayes pounded in five runs together in the 8-6 FC/E-M victory.
The 1-9 Panthers scored two runs in the first inning and three more in both the fourth and fifth innings. The Broncos momentarily forged ahead in the contest 3-2 after three innings.  Sydney Schelkopf went the distance on the hill for the winners allowing four earned runs in seven innings of work.  The sophomore also struck out three on the night.
"It is great to get that first win," Panther head coach Aaron Lauby said.  "Centennial is much improved and it was a good, competitive game."
Uldrich went 3-for-4 from the dish for FC/E-M and knocked in three runs.  Hayes was 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.  Schelkopf went 3-for-4 from her lead-off position on Thursday.
"Ellie Hayes had a big two-run homer (fifth inning) that put us ahead in the later innings," Lauby said.  Alexis Uldrich and Sydney Schelkopf each had multiple hits in a very competitive, closely fought game.  Each team competed hard and we were very fortunate to come out with a win."
Alexis Schmidt was 2-for-4 for the home team and Aracely Martinez was 2-for-3 at the plate.  Mariana Martinez also belted a hit for the Panthers and Kelsey Bigelow scored twice for FC/E-M.
"Sydney led from the mound and the plate with a solid performance for us," Lauby said.
On Tuesday, the Panthers were defeated in three innings by Seward, 15-0, on the road.  Schelkopf went 2-for-2 against the Bluejays at the plate.  Marissa Nun punched out a hit for the Panthers.
"You don't win games in the first inning, but you can definitely lose them," Lauby said.  "We had six walks for the first nine batters.  We are having a difficult time overcoming adversity right now.  Hopefully, we can turn that corner soon."
Seward plated nine runs in the first inning and added six more in the second.
FC/E-M played in a tournament on Saturday in Fairbury.  After road games in Wilber and Hastings, the Panthers play at home next on September 15 against Central City.