For The Tribune
Lanesville came up with five runs in the first inning, then added scores in three other innings to defeat Crothersville 13-0 in five innings in Southern Athletic Conference softball action Wednesday afternoon.
The Tigers went in order on the bottom of the first, before pitcher Brittany Clem retired the Eagles in order in the top of the second.
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But Lanesville added four runs in the third and three in the fourth.
Crothersville coach Hope McMannamy said her team did a better job of swinging the bats compared to the game Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran.
“Our batting was a lot better today,” she said, “We got a little bit down in the field. We dug ourselves a hole at the beginning and couldn’t really get ourselves out. There wasn’t quite as much confidence in the field, but there was a lot more confidence in the batter’s box, and that is something we need.”
The Eagles came up with five hits, including two home runs, to take the five-run lead in the top of the first.
With two outs in the bottom of the second, Kashmir Kelshaw lined a single to center field, but she was left stranded at first base.
The Tigers came up with two hits in the third. Allison Davidson led off with a single, and with two out Lacey Hall singled, but the next batter flied out to left.
The Tigers had a base runner in the fourth inning when Cassidy Mantz walked with one out, and she advanced to second on an infield out and to third on a passed ball, but the next two batters made outs.
Clem singled with two out in the fifth, but the next batter popped out to end the game.
Lanesville had 10 hits and received five walks on top of the Tigers’ six errors.
“We had things a little different since we had a different pitcher starting,” McMannamy said. “It shook things up. Our second baseman (Mantz) and our shortstop (Hall) aren’t normally in those spots, only if Clem is pitching. Normally Lacey would be at second and Cassidy would be in center anchoring the outfield. That shifted things around, and it made a difference.”
The Tigers are 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the SAC.