The Southwood varsity softball team lost a Saturday double header to Adams Central, falling in game one 13-4 and game two 9-2.
In game one Adams Central jumped on the Knights in the first inning for 4 runs, but the Lady Knights answered with 2 in the bottom of the inning. Skylar Chain hit a one out single that was backed up by a Jenny Bentley double to put runners at 2nd & 3rd. Chain would then score on a passed ball to make it 4-1. With two outs Lacey Goble singled home Bentley to make it 4-2.
In the bottom of the third the Lady Knight bats went to work again. Skylar Chain would lead off with a walk and was followed by Jenny Bentley reaching on a fielder’s choice to put runners on 1st & 2nd. A wild pitch put runners on 2nd & 3rd when Goble hit a fly ball out to score Chain. Courtney Simpson then singled to score Bentley and it was a new ballgame at 4-4.
The Adams Central bats would come alive, scoring 4 runs in the 4th, 3 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th while holding Southwood scoreless the remainder of the game for the 13-4 score.
Pitching Summary: Jenny Bentley 7 IP, 15 hits, 13 runs, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Hitting Summary: Skylar Chain 2-3, 2 runs, Lacey Goble 2-3, 1 RBI, Courtney Simpson 1-3, 1 RBI, Bailey Lundmark 1-3, Jenny Bentley 1-4, 1 double, 2 runs
In game two Adams Central scored nine runs by the fourth inning to lead 9-0 before Southwood got on the board.
In the bottom of the 4th, Logan Hensley led off with a double and was followed by a Courtney Simpson walk. Pinch runner Abby Grossnickle advanced to third on a passed ball with Simpson going to second. With one out Bailey Lundmark singled to score Grossnickle, with Simpson advancing to third. Pinch runner Kaylee Bixby was then caught trying to steal second, then a strike out to end the inning getting just one run.
In the bottom of the fifth, Meranda Friend doubled to get the inning started. A ground ball advanced Friend to 2nd, then a line drive out by Bentley. Lacey Goble then singled home Friend for the final run of the game, as the Knights lost game two 9-2.
Pitching Summary: Jordyn Chain 7 IP, 11 hits, 9 runs, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Hitting Summary: Logan Hensley 2-3, 1 double, Bailey Lundmark 2-3, 1 RBI, Meranda Friend 2-4, 1 run, 1 double, Lacey Goble 2-4, 1 RBI, Skylar Chain 1-4
Coach’s Comment: We didn’t come ready to play and it showed on the field. We have to come more ready to play Wednesday at Sectional.
Next Game: Wednesday Sectional Semi-Final vs. Northfield/Lewis Cass Winner 5 p.m.