Switzerland County stays perfect with big week; Kodi Driver pitches Lady Pacers past Lady Rebels


The Switzerland County Lady Pacer softball team traveled to Shawe Memorial on Wednesday, April 19th, earning another win by a final score of 4-1.

The Hilltoppers pitcher pitched a good game against the Pacer batters, keeping the batters off balance to make it a challenging game.

“We were not our best at all. We struggled with the bats. Kathryn Gray pitched well and we hit it right at them,” coach Steve Konkle said. “They made some nice plays and are much improved and played with confidence.”

Coach Konkle nominated two performers as players of the Shawe game: Courtney Cole, who was 2 -for-3; and Tanya Sefton, who was 2-4 at the plate.

Along with Courtney Cole and Tanya Sefton, other Lady Pacers collecting hits were: Ashley Bright, Sara Craig, Natalie Graham, Natalie Daugherty and Ashley Chase.

Finishing the game with an RBI each were: Ashley Bright, Natalie Daugherty, Courtney Cole and Tanya Sefton.

Scoring the four runs for the Lady Pacers were Sara Craig, Courtney Cole, Tanya Sefton and Megan McCarty.

Tanya Sefton stole two bases during the game; and Ashley Chase, Natalie Daugherty, Courtney Cole and Sara Craig all added one each to their statistics.

Kodi Driver was the pitcher during the game, performing very well considering she was battling an abdominal pull. She faced 23 batters in seven innings with four strikeouts, two walks allowed, only one hit allowed, and one run. Kodi Driver is now 5-0 for the season; the team is 6-0.


The Switzerland County jayvee team also earned another win with a 20-4 victory, scoring their first 19 runs in the first inning.

Melissa Raisor had four runs for the game; while Emilee Waldron and Amber Smith had three each. Jenna Daugherty, Morgan Ross, Kayla Konkle and Megan McCartney all had two runs; while Rachel Tressler added in a double.

Coach Rob Daugherty is nominating the entire offense as player(s) of the game for the 19 runs in the first inning; 18 of those being after they had two outs; and the team also had four doubles.

Kayla Konkle was the pitcher for the game and finished with four strikeouts.


The Lady Pacers traveled to Franklin County on Saturday, April 22nd bringing home a win once again 6-2.

“We were better as a team during this game. Our bats livened against a good pitcher,” Coach Konkle said. “We had some extra base hits during the game.”

Coach Konkle nominated four players for outstanding play in the game: pitcher Kodi Driver was nominated for a well pitched game on an elevated infield and keeping the players off balance. Lady Pacers Courtney Cole was 3-for-4; and Ashley Bright and Tanya Sefton were both 2-for-4 at the plate.

Sara Craig, Ashley Chase, Natalie Daugherty and Kodi Driver each had a hit. Scoring for the Lady Pacers were: Natalie Daugherty and Tanya Sefton each with two runs; and Ashley Bright and Courtney Cole each had one.

Ashley Chase had three stolen bases during the game and Jennifer South, Sara Craig, Tanya Sefton and Courtney Cole all finished with one.

Kodi Driver faced 29 batters pitching in the seven innings played and had seven strikeouts. She allowed only one walk and six hits.


The Switzerland County jayvee team lost on Saturday at Franklin County with an ending score 8-3. Scoring the three runs for the jayvee girls were: Katie South, Jenna Daugherty and Amanda Hale. Melissa Raisor and Emilee Waldron also had hits.

Adding two RBI were Melissa Raisor; and Amber Smith and Jenna Daugherty a stolen base each.

Coach Rob Daugherty nominated catcher Amber Smith as player of the game for stopping three runners from stealing.

“We played for the most part a good game. We had some mental mistakes late that cost us the game. Franklin County ’s pitching only allowed us four hits and stuck out 11,” Coach Daugherty said.


The Lady Pacers faced the undefeated Southwestern Rebels on Monday night in a conference showdown, and again the Lady Pacers earned a 7-5 win.

The game was an exciting one, with Kodi Driver on the mound pitching for the Lady Pacers; pitching all seven innings. She faced 36 batters and struck out only two but only walked two. Kodi Driver is 7-0 for the season. The Lady Rebels were able to manage 12 hits, had five runs but only four of them were earned.

Out of the 10 hits the Lady Pacers had, Kodi Driver had three of them with one being a double. Natalie Daugherty also had three hits, one was a double and one was a triple. Natalie Graham had two hits; and Ashley Chase finished with one hit.

Natalie Daugherty scored three runs for the Lady Pacers; while Natalie Graham scored two and Ashley Chase and Ashley Bright each scored one.

Stealing a base for the Lady Pacers were Ashley Chase and Megan McCarty. Natalie Graham had three RBI, Kodi Driver had two and Natalie Daugherty had one.

The Lady Pacers will play at 5 p.m. in Madison tomorrow (Friday), and will also be playing this Saturday, April 29th at South Dearborn.