OHS offense shows no mercy in first district softball game


Heather Gregory

Alex Frenz (12) pitches in the district varsity softball game against Cor Jesu on Oct. 11. Frenz is first in the area with a 0.58 earned run average (ERA) over 132.3 innings.

The OHS varsity softball team’s first district game lasted less than an hour and half.

The Tigers did not wait long to beat Cor Jesu in their first district game on Saturday, Oct. 11 by a score of 14-1. OHS scored ten runs with two outs in the third inning and ended the game because of the mercy rule in the fifth inning.

“I thought it was a really good game, a really good first step to hopefully our road to state,” pitcher Alex Frenz (12) said.

Frenz had two strikeouts and let up only two hits.  The defense behind her was nearly perfect, with only one error.

“I thought Alex pitched tremendously. She had command of all her pitches [and] had command of the strike zone,” head coach Rich Sturm said.

Offensively OHS had 14 hits and took advantage of a Cor Jesu defense that misplayed several grounders and had two errors. Catcher Jordan Michalski (12) went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs batted in.

“Our defense played really, really well, and then offensively we took advantage of a few miscues by Cor Jesu,” Sturm said. “I’m very pleased… Obviously we’re off on the right foot, and we’re going to keep this thing going the next time we play for a district title.”

The Tigers are now 22-4 and will face Fox in the district finals when the weather permits this week at OHS at 4:15 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 13 but was cancelled due to the weather.