The Greensburg freshman softball/C-Team played an active week of ball to conclude its season.
Greensburg was able to schedule three games against East Central because both teams are two of the very few that can field three teams.
“I am grateful to our athletic director, Bill Edwards, for finding some games so the younger and junior varsity players that don’t get to play much, get a chance to get on the field,” said Greensburg junior varsity softball coach Russell Wilhoit.
East Central defeated host Greensburg 16-5 on May 12. The visitors out-hit Greensburg 9-5 and played error-free ball.
Emma Taylor had two hits, while Paige Clemons, Paige Brogan and Nicole Ploeger each added one.
Alecia Whiton gave up nine hits, struck out four batters and walked 11.
Greensburg visited East Central May 15 for a double-header. The Lady Pirates fell 11-1 in the first game.
Whiton took the loss despite giving up just one hit. She walked 13 batters and fell to 0-3 on the season.
Ploeger led Greensburg with two singles, while Emma Taylor and Samantha Carter each added one.
East Central won the second game 7-3, although Greensburg committed just one error.
Krista Bauer tallied two hits with a double. Brogan, McKayla McGuire and Molly Redmon each added one hit.
Kelsie Fischer (1-1) gave up five earned runs on six hits and four walks, striking out two.
The freshman/C-team was coached by Brian Dodson, who assisted Wilhoit on junior varsity. Dodson’s freshman/C-Team finished 1-4 with one tie (10-10 to Columbus North), three losses to East Central and a split against Whiteland – all bigger schools, with “a very inexperienced team,” according to Wilhoit.
–– Daily News