Lady Pacers head to Sectional play with winning streak

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As the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity softball team readies itself to begin Sectional play next week at Hauser, the team heads into tournament action riding a streak that has seen the squad win eight of its last nine games, including three during the past week.

Here’s a rundown of the games:

– Last Friday, May 14th, Switzerland County defeated South Decatur by a score of 12-2.

Leadoff hitter Hailee Smith was chosen as the “Player of the Game” by coach Steven Konkle, going 1-for-1 at the plate, scoring three runs, collecting a stolen base and an RBI.

Offensively, the Lady Pacers saw Hayley South go 2-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored, and two RBI; Catie Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored; and Maggie Armstrong was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

On the mound, Becky Turner continued her strong season, going three innings and allowing only two hits and no walks while striking out four.

– On Saturday, Switzerland County defeated New Washington by a score of 9-1.

Pitcher Becky Turner was spotlighted by her coach, pitching seven innings and allowing just three hits and no earned runs while striking out six.

Offensively, Hayley South was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored; Hailee Smith was 1-for-2 with two stolen bases and three runs scored; and Becky Turner was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored.

– Monday night was Senior Night at Switzerland County, and the Lady Pacers honored six seniors, including: Catie Johnson, Becky Turner, Maggie Armstrong, Maggie Devers, Hailee Smith, and announcer Angela Swanson.

In the game, Switzerland County rolled over Jac-Cen-Del by a 12-2 score.

Hayley South shined offensively in the game, going 2-for-2 with a triple and a homerun; collecting four RBI and scoring three runs.

Hailee Smith was 2-for-4 with three stolen bases and two runs scored; Trisha Smith was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI; and Becky Turner was 2-for-3 with a double.

Maggie Armstrong had a double and an RBI and scored two runs; Catie Johnson was 2-for-4 with an RBI; Becca Sittloh was 1-for-3; Karoline Park had a double and an RBI; and Brittany Bright was 1-for-1 with an RBI.

Becky Turner pitched six innings, giving up just four hits and one earned run and striking out six.