The Hartford Sparx won a double-heeader against Yankton Fury Red on Tuesday, June 29th. The Sparx won the first game 3-1 and won the second game 11-6.
The Sparx scored first in the opening, low-scoring game. Hartford got a single run in the bottom of the second. Yankton tied the game in the top of the third, but Hartford scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Those two runs were the final runs scored in the game.
Grace Harden and Avery Evans both had a single and RBI. Brooke Opitz, Caitlyn Maa, Addy Kramer, and Taylor Kunzweiler all had singles. Harden pitched all seven innings allowing one earned run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
The Sparx offense got going early in the second game. Hartford scored six times in the top of the first and then one more in the top of the third for a 7-0 lead. Yankton scored the next four runs, three in the bottom of the third and one more in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 7-4. Hartford then had a three-run inning in the top of the fifth and had one more in the sixth.
Kramer had a home run with two RBIs. Olivia Brown had a double with two RBIs. Jenna Lueth had two hits and two RBIs. McKenna Sickmeller had two hits and an RBI. Harden, Avery Evans, and Kunzweiler all had two hits each. Maa and Riley Morrison both had a single and an RBI, while Opitz had a hit. Harden pitched an inning allowing two hits with a strikeout. Kunzweiler pitched five innings allowing four runs, two earned, on 10 hits with three strikeeouts.