The Van-Far Lady Indians and Community R-VI Lady Trojans battled on the softball field last week in front of a large crowd of supporters.
The two teams didn’t disappoint as their competitive contest ended in a 6-4 victory for Van-Far on their home field.
“It was a good come from behind win for us,” said Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden. “I am proud of the girls (with) they way they came back.”
The Lady Indians took the lead in the bottom of the first inning after starting a small rally on a two-out single by Annaliese Hubert. Hubert then scored on Breanna Strange’s RBI double.
After the Lady Trojans responded with four unanswered runs, Van-Far scored its second run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Lindsey Nitcher was a pinch runner for Strange. She advanced on a fielders choice before taking advantage of two wild pitches from Community R-VI pitcher Samm Jett. Van-Far added another run in the bottom of the fifth inning as Hubert hit a sole home run.
One inning later, Reaghan Case had an RBI single, that scored Autumn Sutton. Madison Orr scored a second run after the Lady Trojans’ dropped a infield fly ball.
“We took advantage of their mishaps and we played pretty good defense for the most part,” Rowden said.
Rowden said Wilson made two solid defensive plays for the Lady Indians after catching two pop flies.
“We played really well the first four innings and made some errors in the fifth and sixth that cost us the game,” said Community R-VI head softball coach Sarah Simmons.
Amber Harrison and Jett each had two hits.
Alissa Curtis had one RBI that scored Danie Jackson.
Mikyla Wagner also had one RBI.
“The game was a tough loss however the girls showed improvement defensively in the first four innings and we hit and watched the ball much better than we have in the previous two games,” Simmons said. “I look forward to us continuing to improve and to get our first win.”
Falling to North
Before knocking off the Lady Trojans, Van-Far lost 22-3 to North Callaway.
Strange went 2-for-2 with two RBI’s and a home run.
Alexis DeTienne, Orr, and Wilson each had one hit. Nitcher had an RBI on a sacrifice fly.
The Lady Thunderbirds scored 22 runs on 16 hits.
“North Callaway hit the ball really well and are a very athletic and good team,” Rowden said.