The Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity softball team is off to a good start, earning two wins in three games.
Versus South Dearborn
The Lady Pacers displayed plenty of offense, but fell in a high scoring home game against South Dearborn by a final score of 13-11 on Monday, April 1st.
Switzerland County scored two runs in the fourth inning; and followed that with a big fifth inning, plating five runs. The other four runs came in the sixth; but South Dearborn scored four runs in the sixth as well, and then held off the Lady Pacers for the win.
Maggie Henry had a huge game offensively for Switzerland County, as she clubbed two home runs on her way to a 2-for-4 night with two runs scored and six RBI.
Lily Sparks, handling the pitching duties for the Lady Pacers, also had a big night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI; and Lexie Lay was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the game.
Jessie Duvall was 1-for-4 with two runs scored; Maddie Duvall was 1-for-3 with two runs scored; Allie Bruce was 1-for-3 with two runs scored; and Madesyn Byrd was 1-for-3.
Big win over Austin
The Lady Pacers broke out their offensive firepower early and never looked back in a 17-1 10-run rule shortened game against Austin on Tuesday, April 2nd.
Switzerland County scored 10 runs in the first inning to put the game away; and followed that up with four more in the third and three in the fourth.
Jessie Duvall was 3-for-3 with four runs scored; Maddie Duvall was 2-for-4 with three runs scored; Sparks was 2-for-3 with three runs scored; Henry was 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Bruce was 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Lay scored a run and had a hit; and Katalynn Whitford scored two runs.
Big win over JCD
The Lady Pacers got a leg up in conference play on Friday, April 5th, with a 13-12 extra inning thrilling win over Jac-Cen-Del.
Jac-Cen-Del got out to an early lead with a run in the first inning, and then added five more in the top of the second to take command. The Lady Pacers got on the board in the bottom of the second when Bruce scored.
The Lady Eagles came right back with five more runs in the top of the third, and holding an 11-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third, it looked like the game could end early.
But Switzerland County responded.
The Lady Pacers scored three runs in the bottom of the third to begin to chip away at the Lady Eagle lead, as Maddie Duvall, Sparks, and Whiteford all scored. Switzerland County’s defense then held Jac-Cen-Del scoreless for the rest of the seven regulation innings.
Switzerland County scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth as Jessie Duvall, Sparks, and Whiteford scored again; and then the Lady Pacers tied it up in the bottom of the seventh with a furious rally that saw four runs cross the plate.
Heading into extra innings, Jac-Cen-Del scored a run in the top of the eighth; but Switzerland County countered with two in the bottom of the eighth to earn the win.
Lay led off the bottom of the eighth with a walk, and Whiteford followed that with a single. Jessie Duvall was then hit by a pitch to load the bases; and Maddie Duvall singled to right, scoring Lay and Whiteford for the victory.