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Van-Far softball splits pair of EMO Conference games

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The Van-Far Lady Indians split a pair of EMO Conference games last week in match-ups with Montgomery County and Bowling Green.
In a home game against the Lady Wildcats, the Lady Indians had 13 hits in an 8-2 victory.
Van-Far led 3-2 before scoring five runs in the sixth inning to put the game away.
Jayle Jennings led Van-Far with two hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored while Gina Clausen had two RBIs.
Morgan McDowell added two hits, one RBI, and one run scored; Makayla McAfee added two hits and one run scored; Reaghan Case added two runs scored; Jordan Garner had two hits and one RBI; while Makayla McAfee, Mallory Williams, and Alivia Graddy each scored one run. Jennings picked up the win on the mound after tossing seven innings and allowing two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.
The Lady Indians did have a tough loss last week to Bowling Green, 11-1. Van-Far trailed 6-1 before the Lady Bobcats scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to seal a 10-run, five-inning victory.
Bowling Green had 12 hits in the win.
Graddy’s bunt scored the Lady Indians’ lone run. Garner and Williams each had one hit.
Jennings picked up the loss after allowing 11 earned runs, 12 hits, and she had four strikeouts.
“This past week we were very patient at the plate and had some quality at bats, which paid off for us in our game against Montgomery,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert. “We played good defense as well against them. Our game against Bowling Green we again had quality at bats, but with errors, defensively we weren’t able to keep the game going. The girls and I know that we are going to have to tighten our defense up if we are going to win.”