Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


May 2, 2013

Lady Pirates top host Lady Cougars

Greensburg — The Greensburg varsity softball team defeated host South Decatur 15-3 Monday afternoon in five innings.

It was a day that both teams put the ball in play as most at-bats ended in making contact. Juniors Alli Phillips for Greensburg and Lizzie Hedger for South combined to walk just four batters and strike out just two, and both teams totaled 24 hits.

Greensburg started the scoring when freshman Britney Biltz tripled, and scored on a single by senior Clare Owens.

South responded with one run on two hits in its home half. Junior Courtney Billingsley hit a double, and sophomore Brittany Koors singled to score Billingsley to tie it.

South head coach Lisa Huff applauded her team’s game-long approach.

“Tonight’s the best we’ve put the bat on the ball all year,” she said.

The Lady Pirates scored seven runs in the second. Phillips singled, sophomore Megan Schmidt reached on an error and freshman Keauna Schultz walked. Sophomore Kalynne Asche later drove in Schmidt with a single, and senior Audrey Geis plated senior courtesy runner Lillie Wolter to make it 3-1. Biltz hit a three-run double that scored Asche, Geis and senior Shelby Ward, who reached on a fielder’s choice. Owens drove in her second run with a single that scored Biltz, making it 7-1. Schmidt reached for the second time in the inning with a single that brought home Owens to make it 8-1.

South scored two runs on two hits and three Greensburg errors in the third inning. Senior RayAnn Noble and Billingsley each singled, and they advanced on an error. Koors reached on an error that allowed Noble and Billingsley to score and make it 8-3.

Hedger and the Lady Cougars held Greensburg scoreless in the third, but the visitors scored four runs on five hits in the fourth. Ward singled scored on a Biltz double, and Phillips drove in Biltz with a single. After reaching on a fielder’s choice, Schmidt scored on a double by Schultz to make it 11-3. Sophomore Chelsea Hersley then singled to score Lillie Wolter.

Greensburg enacted the run rule in the fifth. After Geis tripled and scored on Ward’s groundout, making it 13-3. Biltz walked, then Owens and Phillips each singled to load the bases. Senior Channon Brown courtesy ran for Phillips. Schmidt then doubled to score Owens and Brown for the final 15-3 margin.

Biltz led all hitters with a 3-for-3 day. She drove in four runs and scored four times.

Phillips went 3-for-3 with two runs batted in. Megan Schmidt went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, and senior Clare Owens went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Also notching an RBI were Geis, Ward, Schultz and Hersley.

Junior Courtney Billingsley went 3-for-3 for South with a double and two runs.

South committed just one error on the night.

“We made some good plays, too,” said Huff. “I see improvement. I’m pleased.”

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.


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