By Drew Terhall
UNION CITY, IN — It was a full day of softball on the Dylan Williams Perpetually an All Star Basis event on April 29. Tri-Village and Mississinawa Valley softball each performed within the invite. The Woman Patriots got here out because the winners of the invite after defeating the Woman Blackhakws and Union Metropolis.
Mississinawa Valley stored the sport scoreless for the primary three innings. Freshman Makenna Hoggatt was attacking hitters early and was throwing strikes.
Tri-Village senior Ashlyn Burk drove in a run within the fourth to go up 1-0. The Woman Blackhawks obtained out of the inning solely permitting the one run.
But it surely was a special story within the fifth. Tri-Village scored 5 runs within the fifth to go up 6-0. Junior Kiersten Wilcox drove in two runs to go up 3-0. A couple of sacrifice hits and a wild pitch drove in three extra runs for Tri-Village.
Tri-Village head coach Emily Osborne mentioned the crew has been engaged on getting the bats going early within the sport after coming into a hitting lull. Whereas it’s a work in progress, the crew was in a position to get the bats going on this one.
Mississinawa Valley head coach Max Guillozet mentioned all season lengthy they’d that one inning that may derail the crew. It’s one thing that occurs to younger groups through the season.
“It has been that method for us all yr. I anticipate that one inning. Lots of instances I do know it’s coming, however I simply don’t know when. That’s type of the way it’s been this season. We shall be in video games, however we all the time appear to have that one dangerous inning,” Guillozet mentioned.
Hoggatt ended the sport with two strikeouts and two hits. Freshmen Jasmine Buggs and Trinity Reichard every had a success as nicely.
Sophomore Ellie Curtner ended the sport with a two-run hit to get the run rule win. Burk pitched 5 innings within the sport and freshman Addy Wright pitched an inning.
Osborne mentioned Burk is having a very good season for them after stepping as much as be a pitcher for the crew, one thing they wanted.
“Ashlyn has been doing fairly nicely with us this yr. That is solely her second yr of pitching. She’s a senior, however she is aware of that was one thing we would have liked. So, she’s been stepping up for us,” Osborne mentioned.
Within the championship sport of the event, the Woman Patriots obtained the bats going early. They scored two runs within the first inning and defeated Union Metropolis, 5-3.
Wilcox, Curtner, sophomores Kaylee Stark and Brielle Smith every had a RBI. Freshman Elizabeth Poling pitched seven innings and allowed two hits whereas placing out six batters.
Within the comfort sport, Mississinawa Valley misplaced to Southern Wells, 6-2. Junior Kenzea Townsend had a RBI. Senior Gabby Elizondo had three hits. Freshman Cora Hoggatt pitched six innings and had 5 strikeouts.
When requested what he desires to see his crew enhance on earlier than postseason play, Guillozet mentioned he desires to see the crew get rid of the foolish errors and begin hitting higher.
The crew simply haven’t been in a position to get the bats going typically this season.
“It doesn’t matter what sort of pitching we face, we’re simply not hitting. You bought to get baserunners if you wish to rating runs,” Guillozet mentioned.
Mississinawa Valley is now 1-15 with a 0-8 convention report. The crew will go to Randolph Southern on Might 1 for a 5 p.m. sport after which to Dixie on Might 2 for a 5 p.m. first pitch.
Tri-Village is now 12-8 with a 5-3 convention report. The crew will host Preble Shawnee on Might 2 for a 5 p.m. first pitch.
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