The Van-Far Lady Indians softball team traveled to Hallsville this past weekend to start their season with two games in Hallsville’s annual tournament.
Unfortunately, the Lady Indians’ defense committed 11 errors in losses to Westran and Southern Boone.
“Obviously the errors we committed hurt us as we made 11 for the day,” said Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden. “But we have several players playing in positions that they have not played before or very much of at the least. We just need to continue to work hard in practice. There is a comfort level that is needed to feel like you can play a position not just from a physical aspect but also where you feel comfortable mentally to know what to do in certain situations and that will take us awhile. We are a extremely young and inexperienced as a varsity team. We just have to keep working, gain confidence, and play with passion.”
In the opener against Westran, the Lady Indians jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Madison Orr scored on Annaliese Hubert’s fielder’s choice.
Westran answered in the bottom of the first inning with one run. They added four more before the Lady Indians scored in the fifth inning.
Reaghan Case scored on Gina Clausen’s double for the second run.
Westran scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to hold on for the 12-2 victory.
Both McCurdy and Clausen had one hit.
In game two, the Lady Indians ran into Southern Boone and lost 16-1 in three innings.
Orr led off the game with a double and later scored in the first inning on Breanna Strange’s RBI single for the Lady Indians’ only run of the game.
Southern Boone scored their 16 runs on nine hits, six walks, and seven Van-Far errors.
“It was a difficult day for us,” Rowden said.
Strange pitched in the first game and left after one inning in the second game. DeTienne threw off the mound in game two.