The Van-Far Lady Indians Junior High softball team took home some hardware this past weekend after finishing second in the Holy Rosary Tournament in Monroe City.
The Lady Indians lost to Monroe City in the championship game after picking up wins over Holy Rosary and South Shelby.
“The team played hard all day and we are very proud of their performance,” said Van-Far head coach Penny Jennings-Copelin.
In the championship game, Van-Far lost 9-6 in spite of Devyn Keller’s solid performance.
She went 2-for-4 at the plate. On the mound, she allowed just six hits, had two strikeouts, and walked six.
In the semifinals, the Lady Indians beat South Shelby, 11-6.
Kaylen Culwell picked up the win after giving up just four hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Both Trinity Hull and Keller went 3-for-4.
Against the host Holy Rosary squad, the Lady Indians also won 11-6 as Caitlynn Flowers, Makenna Unglesbee, and Hull each went 3-for-4.
Keller won the game on the mound after allowing just five hits, striking out seven, with four walks.
Before the tournament, the Lady Indians outscored North Callaway and Clopton 36-4 in a pair of victories.
Against the Lady Thunderbirds, Keller picked up the win after allowing just one hit with four strikeouts and four walks.
Offensively, Van-Far had 14 hits as Haley Baskett, Keller, and Unglesbee each went 3-for-5.
“The ladies fielding and hitting continue to improve,” Jennings-Copelin said. “I am very proud of their performance.”
In a 17-2 win over Clopton, Culwell won the game on the mound after allowing just three hits with six strikeouts and three walks.
The offense had 14 hits as Madilyn Ingram, Abigail Hunn, Baskett, and Keller each went 2-for-4.
“The ladies are working hard, playing together, and thriving as a team,” Jennings-Copelin noted.