Lady Pacers split four games
in busy season
The Switzerland County Lady Pacer softball team has been busy over the past few weeks.
Here’s a rundown of recent action:
The Switzerland County Lady Pacer softball team fell to Providence by an 11-4 count on Tuesday, April 18th.
Switzerland County stayed with the Lady Pioneers throughout the contest, as the game was tied at 4-4 with Providence batting in the top of the seventh, when an error resulted in two runs for the Lady Pioneers, opening the floodgates for a total of seven runs in the frame.
The Lady Pacers got on the board in the bottom of the first inning when Bri Stow singled home a run.
Switzerland County had 10 hits in the game, with Stow going 3-for-4; while Emily Oatman and Hayley Adams each had two hits in the contest.
Oatman went the distance in the circle for the Lady Pacers, going seven innings and allowing 12 hits and 11 runs. She struck out nine and allowed just one walk.
On Wednesday night, April 19th, the Lady Pacers hit the road and returned home with a 4-3 victory over New Washington.
Switzerland County dented the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when Kayla Cutter drove home a run with a single; but the Lady Mustangs tied the game in the bottom of the fourth.
Tied at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning, Emily Oatman ripped a triple that highlighted the offense and resulted in an RBI; and the Lady Pacers held on for the victory.
Cutter led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 at the plate; and Oatman was strong in the circle, pitching seven innings, striking out 12 and walking just one. She allowed just two hits and three runs.
Lady Pacer hurler Emily Oatman has been strong all season, but she was dominant on Monday night, April 24th, as Switzerland County defeated Southwestern by a final score of 3-0.
The freshman struck out 14 Lady Rebel batters while allowing just two hits and no runs. She allowed just one walk.
Hayley Adams was 2-for-3 at the plate for the Lady Pacers in the contest.
On Wednesday, April 26th, Switzerland County traveled to Rising Sun and fell to the Lady Shiners by a final score of 11-1.
Rising Sun took a lead that they would never lose with a home run by Nora Powell in the first inning, and Switzerland County couldn’t manage to get its offense going; getting single hits from Jessica Bruce, Hayley Adams, Emily Oatman, and Bri Stow.
Oatman suffered the pitching loss, going 5 2/3rds innings, giving up 11 runs on 10 hits. She struck out four and did not walk a batter.