KERMAN — For the first four innings, the Madera South softball team had trouble figuring out Riverdale freshman pitcher Sierra Ipsen. While the Stallions eventually got her timing down, a nine-run deficit was too much to overcome Saturday morning in a 10-6 loss to the Cowgirls in the Kerman Easter Classic at the Goldenrod Softball Complex.
In their second game, the Stallions (2-15) also suffered a 10-4 loss in a rain-drenched game against North Yosemite League opponent Fresno High.
In the first four innings against Riverdale (13- 7), the Stallions only managed five hits and one run off Ipsen before collecting seven hits, including two home runs, in the final two innings.
Ipsen pitched in all six innings, giving up 12 hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in the win. Ispen also scored the first run of the game after she doubled, stole third base and scored on a infield hit by Lisette Gonzalez...