The Southwood softball team split a double header with Oak Hill Saturday. Oak Hill won game one 7-1 and then the Lady Knights came back to win game two 6-4. Jenny Bentley broke the single season home run record in game two with her 9th dinger of the year. The record was held by Olivia Winget.
In game one starting pitcher Jordyn Chain allowed just 5 hits, but the Knight offense struggled and the defense had some holes, committing 6 errors in the 7-1 loss.
Oak Hill scored 4 runs in the first after Sarah White made a great running catch for the first out. A couple hits and errors gave the Golden Eagles their runs as Oak Hill led 4-0.
The Knights did not strike until the 3rd when Haley Parish drew a walk and Jenny Bentley doubled her in to make it 5-1 after three.
Oak Hill would go on to score two more times for the 7-1 final.
Jordyn Chain 6IP, 5H, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
Jenny Bentley 1-3, 2B, 1 RBI : Courtney Simpson 1-3, 2B
Game two was much different for the Lady Knights as they pounded out 15 hits and committed just 2 errors.
Southwood wasted no time getting on the board. In the top of the 1st Jessica Foley singled and was followed by Bentley’s record breaking home run. The Knights would tack on another run with singles from Courtney Simpson and Logan Hensley to lead 3-0.
Neither team would score until the 4th when the Knights went to work again. Foley singled and was drove in with a Bentley single to make it 4-0. Simpson would then lace a double to bring Bentley home and the Knights were up 5-0.
In the 5th Oak Hill would make it a game. The Lady Eagles scored 3 runs on 4 hits in the inning to cut the Knight lead to 5-3.
In the top of the 7th the Knights would tack on an insurance run. Logan Hensley singled and was followed by Sarah White being hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Jordyn Chain then popped up a sacrifice bunt that was caught by the pitcher, who spun around to try and double Hensley off at second, throwing it in to center field and allowing Hensley to score and make it 6-3. Bentley struggled in the bottom of the inning, walking the first two before allowing an rbi single to make it 6-4. Bentley settled down to strike out the next hitter and force a shallow pop up to get the second out. Bentley walked the next batter to load the bases, then bared down to whiff the final hitter for the 6-4 win.
Jenny Bentley 7IP, 6H, 1ER, 5BB, 10K
Jenny Bentley 3-3, 2R, HR, 2B, 3RBI : Jessica Foley 3-4, 2B, 2R : Courtney Simpson 2-4, 2B, 1R, 1RBI : Logan Hensley 3-4, 2B, 1R : Josie Grossnickle 2-4 : Sarah White 1-3 : Jordan Chain 1-3, 1RBI :