The Van-Far Lady Indians softball team opened up their season last week by treating their home crowd to a 15-0 victory over Paris in a three inning win.
The Lady Indians scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning.
After scoring one run on an error, Jordan Garner hit a double to score Reaghan Case.
Renee Nelson was hit by a pitch to score the third run.
Hailey Hopke later hit a double to right field to score both Jayda Borgmeyer and Nelson.
Madison Orr followed with a two-run home run on a line drive to centerfield for an 8-0 lead.
Garner then added a two-RBI double. Borgmeyer plated Garner with her own double to score the 11th run.
Van-Far scored five more runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Hopke scored one run on an error before Garner had a two-RBI double. Borgmeyer’s fielders choice scored Lindsey Nitcher before Garner was thrown out at third base.
Pitcher Jayle Jennings earned the victory on the mound.
“We came out on fire against Paris and never let up,” said Van-Far head softball coach Kelly Orf. “We had a couple of errors but they didn’t hurt us and we managed to keep Paris scoreless.”
Van-Far followed the big win with a tough 6-5 loss against South Callaway.
The Lady Bulldogs were up 4-0 before Van-Far took the lead with five runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Borgmeyer scored the first run on an error. Orr added a hit and later scored on Garner’s bases-loaded walk. South Callaway made four errors in the inning.
A bad throw in the bottom of the seventh scored a runner from second base in a two-run inning as the Lady Bulldogs pulled out the victory in their final at-bat.
“This was a really tough loss for us because we were down almost the whole game and battled back only to lose in the bottom of the seventh,” Orf said. “The girls played hard and with determination and this determination will definitely help us get more W’s down the road.”
The Lady Indians also lost to North Callaway last week after being handed 9-0 defeat.
“We really struggled the first few innings against North Callaway defensively,” Orf said.
“We made some costly errors, but they also are good hitters. We got girls on base but couldn’t execute to score. After the first few innings our defense really came alive and we managed to keep them scoreless in the last few innings and kept fighting but like I said we just couldn’t execute…Even though we are 1-for-3 this week, I know that we aren’t the same team we have been in the past and these losses will only make us better and we will be ready for our two games next week.”