The Van-Far Lady Indians softball team struggled on defense in recent games and found themselves on the losing end of some double-digit run differentials.
Van-Far began last week with a 16-1 loss to Southern Boone after making 11 errors. The 11 errors puts the Lady Indians alone in fourth place for most errors by a team in a game in state history.
“We just did not field or throw the ball,” said Van-Far head softball coach Wes Rowden. “No excuses, we just played flat out bad. They are an excellent team with a very good pitcher so if you want to compete you have to play well defensively and we did not do that.”
The Lady Indians had just two hits in the loss.
Annaliese Hubert had an RBI double that scored Madison Orr for the lone run.
After that loss, the Lady Indians made three more errors in a 11-1 defeat at the hands of Montgomery County.
The Lady Wildcats drew 13 walks and scored 11 runs on just three hits.
“It was a competitive game until the sixth inning when Montgomery County scored six runs,” Rowden said.
Van-Far scored their lone run in the third inning when Orr crossed the plate on Hubert’s sacrifice fly.
Kaylein Wilson, Alexis McCurdy, Gina Clausen, and Hubert each had one hit in the loss.
The Lady Indians also lost to Bowling Green 13-0 in a game last Thursday.
Orr had two hits while Lindsey Nitcher, Breanna Strange, and Wilson each had a single.
“We are not hitting the ball very well right now,” Rowden said. “We are taking too many pitches, especially with two strikes. We had a couple of errors that hurt but again mostly it was the bases on balls we gave up that hurt more.”