Created on Monday, 22 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Indian Lake’s Morgan Barnett attempts to tag Riverside’s Taylor Anderson at third base during the eighth inning of their first game Saturday at Swing for the Cure at Riverside High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)
Indian Lake and Riverside each won a game in their Swing for a Cure softball doubleheader Saturday at Riverside.
The Pirates won the opener 5-4 in eight innings and Indian Lake rolled to a 10-1 win in the second game.
In the first game, Karli Castle had the game-winning hit in the eighth inning for the Pirates.
“The girls really came out ready to play in the first game,” said Riverside head coach Andy Phelps.
The Lakers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Pirates scored a run in the fourth and three in the fifth to go up 4-2.
Indian Lake tied the score with two runs in the sixth inning.
Heather Comer hit a three-run home run to spark the Riverside offense. Taylor Anderson went 2-3 with a double and Jessica Davis added a double to aid the win.
For the Lakers, Jordan Risner hit a home run and also had a double and single. Claire Maier had a home run and Ashley Franks added a double.
In the second game, Indian Lake received a stellar pitching effort from Tori Lones. She struck out 10 and allowed just two hits.
The Indian Lake offense was powered by Andi Lee, who belted a double and a home run. Lee, Taylor Dixon, Maier and Morgan Barnett combined for nine hits and seven RBI in the win.
“We came out flat from the beginning in the second game,” said Phelps. “Give Indian Lake credit. They made plays and hit the ball, and we did not.”
Comer had both of the Pirates’ hits and also drove in the lone run.
Both teams are back in action today. Riverside plays at Lima Temple Christian and Indian Lake travels to Northwestern.
Raiders sweep Coldwater
Host Benjamin Logan blitzed Coldwater for a doubleheader sweep in non-league softball action Saturday.
The Raiders won the opener 9-2 and took the second game 12-2 in five innings.
Ben Logan is now 9-5 on the season.
In the first game, Ben Logan pounded out 12 hits.
Kate Campbell spearheaded the Raiders’ hitting attack, going 4-4 with two doubles and three RBI.
Also for Ben Logan, Courtney Stewart was 2-4 with an RBI, Melina Hilty was 2-4 and Taylor Quay was 2-3 with three RBI.
Stewart earned the win in the pitching circle. She struck out 12 and allowed only one hit in 5 2/3 innings of work.
In game two, Ben logan’s offense stayed hot with 13 hits. Quay led the way, going 3-3 with an RBI.
Also for the Raiders at the plate, Stewart had a double, Campbell went 2-3 with a triple and two RBI, Sydney Evans went 2-3 with a triple, Hilty went 2-3 with a double and two RBI and Taylor Coy had a triple.
Terrill went the distance in the circle in the second game. She scattered four hits, struck out three and walked one in picking up the win.
The Raiders are back in action today at Urbana.
Triad goes 1-1 at Greenville
Triad’s softball team went 1-1 in a three-team softball event Saturday at Greenville.
The Cardinals thumped Fairborn 17-0 in their first game and then fell to Greenville 9-6 in game two.
Triad is now 10-3 on the season.
Against Fairborn, Maddi Ehrenborg went 3-3 with a double, Jenna Ober went 2-2 with a home run, Mindy Smith went 2-3 with a triple and Summer Detrick had a double.
Dayna Ober threw a three-hitter in the pitching circle for the Cardinals.
In the loss to Greenville, Macie Jenkins went 2-2 with a double and four RBI to provide a highlight for the Cardinals.
Triad returns to action today at home against West Liberty-Salem.