After one week, the Community R-VI Lady Trojans softball team already equaled last year’s win total after splitting a pair of games to begin the season.
The Lady Trojans picked up their first win of the season behind a six run first inning to shut out Marion County, 10-0.
Community R-VI scored six runs in the first and two runs in each of the next two innings to hold on for a five-inning win.
“Our seniors all played a large role in this win,” said Community R-VI head softball coach Nathan Carroz. “The four seniors were on base 11 out of their 12 plate appearances. They accounted for eight of our 10 RBIs and seven of the 10 runs scored…Everyone on the team contributed. Great team win.”
Kate Smith went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and one run scored; Samm Jett was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs scored, and two stolen bases; Courtney Bertels added two hits and one run scored; and Danielle Brooks tallied two hits, three runs scored, and two stolen bases.
Jett earned the victory on the mound after tossing five innings and giving up just one hit while striking out four.
“Samm Jett was solid on the mound allowing only one hit and two walks,” Carroz said. “She threw a total of 55 pitches in her five innings of work.”
Before picking up the big win, the Lady Trojans ran into a powerhouse in Bowling Green and lost 24-0 after allowing 15 runs in the fourth inning.
Jett tossed three innings and allowed five earned runs while Danie Jackson allowed 13 earned runs in one inning.
Amber Harrison had Community R-VI’s lone hit in the loss.
“This was a tough game against a good team to begin our season,” Carroz said. “However, with only a couple of exceptions, when given the opportunity to make plays, we made them. Danie Jackson had some struggles finding the strike zone due to the movement on her pitches and I am proud of her resiliency in finishing the game with two strikeouts.”