Lady Pacers head to Sectional play with winning streak


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.