Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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May 8, 2014

Lady Pirates beat visiting Lady Cougars

The Greensburg varsity softball team hosted a county rivalry Monday, taking on South Decatur.

The Lady Pirates (12-3) beat the Lady Cougars 10-0 in six innings.

Both teams stranded one runner apiece in the first inning, with South senior Lizzie Hedger and Greensburg freshman Haylee Owens on the mound.

South Decatur stranded a base runner in the second inning after senior Tayler Noble singled with one out.

The Lady Pirates started the scoring in the second inning. Senior Alli Phillips singled, and sophomore Kasey Moeller courtesy ran. Freshman Gabby Burton sacrificed Moeller, and junior Kalynne Asche doubled Moeller in to make it 1-0.

Greensburg put up four runs in the third inning. Junior Megan Schmidt singled to start the rally, and sophomore Britney Biltz reached on an error. After Biltz stole second, freshman Haylee Owens singled to plate Schmidt and Biltz scored on the throw. Junior Chelsea Hersley then singled, stole second and scored on a Moeller groundout. Burton made it 5-0 with a single to score Hersley.

South junior Brittany Koors singled with two outs in the fourth inning, but was stranded at first.

Following two straight scoreless frames, the Pirates went to work in the sixth. Asche singled, and freshman Sydney Meyer reached on an error on a hard ground ball. Schmidt was hit by a pitch to bring Biltz to the plate. Biltz doubled to score Asche and Meyer, and Schmidt scored on the throw. Owens then singled to score Biltz, then stole second to bring up sophomore Keauna Schultz. Greensburg scored the game-ending run when Schultz singled in Owens to make it 10-0.

Owens struck out 10 batters in the win, while she and Biltz drove in two runs apiece.

Biltz went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs. Owens went 2-for-4 with two runs, while Asche went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run.

For South, Tayler Noble, Brittany Koors and freshman Brooke Helms tallied the Lady Cougars’ three hits.

Senior Lizzie Hedger pitched four South, walking just one batter while four of the Greensburg runs were unearned. South committed two errors.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003; nick.gonnella@greensburgdailynews.com

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