Lady Pacer softball team is third at Rivertown Classic tourney

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The Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity girls softball team participated in the Rivertown Classic on Saturday, finishing third overall.

In the tourney’s opening game, the Lady Pacers fell to Lawrenceburg by a score of 8-5.

Rachel Rodgers had two RBI in the game along with two hits and a run scored; Amber Smith had an RBI and two hits; and Sara Craig had an RBI.

Tanya Sefton had three hits, scored two runs, and stole three bases; while Courtney Cole, Jen South, and Ashley Bright each collected a hit.

Melisa Raisor had a run scored and a stolen base.

On the mound, Becky Turner went five innings and collected one strikeout; and Kayla Konkle pitched two innings.

“We moved some players around and we had our chances and just couldn’t get the big hit,” Lady Pacer coach Steven Konkle said.

In the tournament’s second game, Switzerland County bounced back with a 9-5 win over Rising Sun.

Sara Craig scored two runs in the game; while single runs were scored by Tanya Sefton, Amber Smith, Karista Wengert, Megan McCarty, Morgan Ross, Rachel Tressler, and Emilee Waldron.

Amber Smith and Melisa Raisor each had two RBI; while single runs were knocked in by Tanya Sefton, Jen South, Morgan Ross, Rachel Rodgers, and Emilee Waldron.

Amber Smith was 3-for-3 at the plate; Morgan Ross was 2-for-3; Rachel Rodgers, Tanya Sefton, Emilee Waldron, and Sara Craig were all 1-for-2; Jen South was 1-for-3; and Melisa Raisor was 1-for-4.

Morgan Ross and Emilee Waldron both had stolen bases.

On the mound, Kayla Konkle went 2 1/3-innings and collected a strikeout; and Becky Turner pitched 4 2/3-innings and had two strikeouts.

“We played 16 different people in the game and everyone contributed.” Coach Konkle said. “We needed a win and made some big plays and got the hits we needed to win.”

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On Monday night, the Lady Pacers continued their winning streak with a close, 1-0 win over Shawe Memorial.

Amber Smith scored the game’s only run after Sara Craig laid down a bunt that led to a Shawe error.

Switzerland County collected five hits on the night: with Amber Smith getting two and Tanya Sefton, Morgan Ross, and Megan McCarty getting one hit each.

Becky Turner went the distance on the mound, collecting three strikeouts and allowing only two hits.

“Shawe’s pitcher is one of the better pitchers in the conference,” Steven Konkle said. “It took a shutout by our team to beat them today. It was a great road win. Our game is improving.”