The Aurora softball team earned its second straight lopsided win.
The Greenmen improved to 5-4 in 2019 after earning a 13-3 victory over Alliance Saturday at Field High School in Mogadore.
Aurora scored 10 runs in the second inning to put it away. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Mackenzie Krafcik pitched all five innings to get the win. She allowed three runs on three hits and finishes with seven strikeouts and no walks to improve to 2-1 this spring.
The Greenmen’s defense got off to a rough start, but it returned to form after the first inning.
Third baseman Kayla Ring saved a hit by making a leaping catch on a line drive and then completed the double play by gunning down a runner at first. That crucial play took place in the fourth.
Aurora’s offense finished with 16 hits. Julia Mazanec, Aleese Angelo and Rachael Dudziak led the charge by collecting three hits apiece in four at bats.
Dudziak’s bases-loaded double blew it open in the second inning. She finished with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Krafcik, Lauren Callahan and Angelo each collected two RBIs. Angelo scored three times with Mazanec and Dudziak each scoring twice. Ariane Ugran finished with two hits.
"Our team is settling down and we are starting to do the little things that generate success," Greenmen head coach Sam Petrash said. "The production we had in the second inning was complemented by some nice bunts by Callahan and Ugran, along with our hitters simply trying to put good swings on balls and not trying to do too much.
"Fifteen of our sixteen hits were singles mixed in with timely bunting. We’ll take that kind of production all day."