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Van-Far softball falls to Wright City

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm

The Van-Far Lady Indians softball team scored two runs in the final inning against Wright City but were unable to complete the comeback on the road after a 5-4 loss.
The Lady Indians had the tying run on second but were unable to complete the comeback.
Van-Far made five errors in the loss, with two errors plus a misplayed ball occurring in Wright City’s two run first inning.
The Lady Indians scored their first run of the game in the third inning when Madison Orr reached base with a double before scoring on Autumn Sutton’s RBI single.
Van-Far scored their second run in the fifth inning to close the gap to 5-2 as Orr scored ball hit by Annaliese Hubert. Wright City  had a throwing error trying to get out Hubert at first, allowing Orr to score.
The Lady Indians scored their final two runs in the seventh inning as Orr scored the first after an errant thrown on a pick-off attempt. Sutton scored on a sacrifice fly by Hubert.
“We did not defend the bunt very well in the first three innings,” said Van-Far head softball coach Wes Rowden. “That is how they scored their runs.”
Rowden said his team hit the ball well.
Pitcher Breanna Strange allowed just one earned run with eight strikeouts.
Orr went 3-for-4 with three runs scored while Sutton had two hits and one RBI. Hubert also had the one RBI. Strange finished with three hits, Kaylein Wilson had two hits, and Gina Clause picked up one hit.