The Van-Far Lady Indians softball team began a tough three-game stretch recently against Mark Twain and picked up an impressive 11-1 win over the Lady Tigers.
Van-Far scored all 11 runs through the first three innings before holding on for the five-inning win.
After Mark Twain scored their lone run in their first at-bat, the Lady Indians scored two runs on Gina Clausen’s two-RBI double that scored both Makayla McAfee and Reaghan Case.
They added five more runs in the second inning and four in the third.
Clausen had an RBI single to score Alivia Graddy. Jordan Garner added a sacrifice fly to score Case.
Clausen finished with three RBIs; McAfee and Case each had three runs scored; Garner had one RBI and one run scored; and Carleigh Phillips, Jayle Jennings, Mallory Williams, and Graddy each scored one run.
Borgmeyer earned the victory on the mound after tossing five innings and allowing just one earned run while striking out four.
After the big win over the Lady Tigers, the Lady Indians traveled to Montgomery County and lost 11-0 in five innings.
The Lady Wildcats scored eight runs in their first at-bat before adding two in the second and one in the third.
A couple of errors paced the Lady Wildcats in the eight-run first inning. Graddy and Clausen had Van-Far’s lone hits in the loss.
Jennings picked up the loss but gave up just four earned runs and struck out three.
Shutout by Bowling Green
The Lady Indians ran into a juggernaut in Bowling Green at home last Thursday and lost 9-0 after their offense was limited to just one hit in the loss.
Bowling Green scored all of their runs in the fourth through sixth innings as they finished with 15 hits.
Clausen had the Lady Indians’ lone hit.
Jennings tossed a complete game and picked up the loss after allowing nine earned runs with five strikeouts.
“We didn’t win the week with dropping two of three this past week, but I believe that we improved more this week then we have all season,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf. “Against Montgomery, we played like a team that we never want to see again. Against Mark Twain, we came out stronger and more fired up than we have all season and against Bowling Green we played more aggressive than we have in the past. This week has been a great teaching week and the girls, Coach (Wes) Rowden, and myself are ready to use this week to keep us fired up going into the final few weeks of the regular season.”