While weather washed out most of Van-Far’s softball games last week, the Lady Indians managed to get in one home game against Hermann before the flood games opened.
The Lady Indians made the most of that opportunity as they scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to an 8-3 victory over Hermann last Monday.
The defense was key to Van-Far’s win as it made just one error and made seven assists.
“That is a good sign that your defense is doing its job,” said Van-Far head softball coach Wes Rowden.
Hermann took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on two hits, two walks, and one hit by pitch.
The Lady Indians responded though with five runs to take a 5-2 lead.
Breanna Strange hit a bases loaded single to score Madison Orr. Kaylein Wilson followed with a two-RBI single, scoring Alexis DeTienne and Annaliese Hubert. Pinch runner Emily Laskowski scored on a throwing error before Wilson scored the final run on Autumn Sutton’s RBI single.
Hermann cut the lead to 5-3 in the fourth inning before the Lady Indians pulled away in the sixth with three more runs.
Sutton scored the first run on an error.
Then sacrifice flies by both Hubert and Strange scored Lindsey Nitcher and Orr for the final two runs.
Van-Far finished the game with nine hits.
“We did not hit the ball particularly well tonight,” Rowden noted. “We seemed to off-balance a lot but we finally got the bats going better in the sixth inning and put up a three spot.”