Lady Indian Softball Roundup
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Clark Co. vs. Monroe City
Blair Webster gave up only a single hit in the first four innings of the Clark County Lady Indians’ home matchup against Monroe City on Tuesday, September 7. Quality fielding, including a pair of catches by shortstop Gloria Shannon, kept the Lady Panthers scoreless through four innings.
Clark County got their only run of the game in the first inning, after Olivia Miller singled, then scored on an error.
Monroe City picked up four runs in the fifth inning, and four more in the seventh to top the Lady Indians 8-1.
Miller had two of Clark County’s four hits in the game. Webster pitched five innings, allowing six hits and four runs. Hannah Hill threw two innings in relief, and gave up four hits and four runs. Clark County committed eight errors in the contest.
Clark Co. vs. Schuyler County
The Lady Indians rebounded with a 7-2 win on Wednesday night, against the Lady Rams of Schuyler County.
Schuyler County got a first inning run with a single and double. Clark County answered, with Miller hitting a triple, then scoring on a passed ball.
Ally Fox doubled to lead off the third inning, and took third on a sacrifice by Miller. Allie Hayden singled to score Miller. Ava McKay took her place as a courtesy runner. McKay would score on a single by Hill, and the Indians took a 3-1 lead.
In the fourth inning, Webster double, and scored on a Fox triple. Fox came home on a single by Hayden, and Clark County was up 5-1.
Schuyler County added a run in the sixth, but Clark County added two more, with Miller and Hayden scoring to tally the 7-2 win.
The Lady Indians had 14 hits in the game. Ebeling went the distance on the mound, allowing six hits and two runs.
Clark Co. vs. Marcelline
On Saturday, the Lady Indians traveled to Unionville to compete in the Putnam County tournament.
Facing Marcelline in the first contest, the Lady Indians fell 9-2. Clark County got their only two runs in the fourth inning. Hayden homered to open the inning. Ebeling walked, and Kaylie Yates came in as a courtesy runner. Yates would scored on a double by Shannon.
The Lady Indians had six hits and two runs in the effort. Ebeling pitched all seven innings, giving up 17 hits and nine runs. Clark County also gave up nine errors in the game.
Clark Co. vs. East Harrison
East Harrison was the next opponent for Clark County. Fox and Yates would put two Lady Indian runs on the scoreboard in the first inning. East Harrison answered with a pair of their own. They would add five more runs in the fifth inning to take the 8-2 win. Clark County had 14 hits in the game, led by four from Ebeling and three from Hayden. Blair Webster pitched six innings, giving up 14 hits and eight runs. Clark County committed six errors in the game.
Clark Co. vs. Putnam Co.
The Lady Indians took on the host Lady Midgets in the third game of the day. Clark County got a good start, earning three runs in the opening inning. Miller tripled, and scored on a Hayden triple. Hayden scored on a triple by Ebeling. Ebeling would be out a home on a fielders choice. Yates added the third run on a Shannon bunt.
Putnam answered with a four run first inning, then extended their lead with runs in the second and third innings, pulling ahead 5-2.
Erin Bash singled and would score in the fourth inning, and Ebeling added a fifth inning run, but the hosts would hold on for a 6-5 win. Webster gave up seven hits and six runs as the Lady Indian pitcher. Clark County had 12 hits in the game.
Clark Co. vs. Highland
The Lady Indians faced Highland in their final contest of the Putnam County Tournament.
Clark County built a five run lead in the fourth and fifth innings. The Lady Indians loaded the bases, and Hayden and Ebeling would score. in the fourth inning. Fox, Yates and Ebeling would add runs in the fifth.
Highland rallied in the sixth inning, plaiting four runs, but Clark County held on for the 5-4 win. The Lady Indians had eight hits, let by three from Webster. Hill threw six innings, allowing eight hits and four runs.