Arcanum shuts out Tri-Village on the road; softball update


By Drew Terhall

DARKE COUNTY — Here are the scores from the softball games on April 6.

Arcanum 9 at Tri-Village 0

The Lady Trojans pick up their sixth straight win with this road victory over rivals Tri-Village. Head coach Mike Morris said the team has been hitting great lately. In their wins, they had at least one inning where they separate themselves from their opponent.

With the way the team is playing, they can win a lot of games come tournament time.

“As long as we keep that rolling, we’re going to be tough to beat. Also, if we keep throwing strikes,” Morris said. “We’re a good team. We just got to keep it going, believe in each other and do your job when you get in the game. It’s what we need to do.”

It was in the third inning where the Lady Trojans broke the game open. They scored six runs in the inning to go up 8-0. Morris said he was pleased with the hitting until around the fifth inning where he thought his team became complacent. He wants to see them continue to attack for the whole game.

Junior Hannah Kendig pitched the whole game for the Lady Trojans. She struck out seven batters in the game. Morris said he thought the pitching and defense was excellent in the game. The team did not commit an error in the game.

Outside of the third inning, the Lady Patriots were able to hold off the Lady Trojans for a good part of the game. Head coach Emily Osborne said the team is young and is still trying to gel together.

Freshman Elizabeth Poling was on the mound for the Lady Patriots. Osborne said Poling did all that she could, it was just another learning experience for the team.

“She worked hard. We didn’t have that one inning. Part of it was just learning our defense behind her too. It wasn’t anything that really she gave up. It was errors behind her too,” Osborne said.

Tri-Village did have five hits in the game. Osborne said the team needs to continue to work hard at the plate to start getting more offense going.

The Lady Patriots are 1-3 after the loss. They will travel to St. Henry on April 10 and then host Ansonia on April 11. Both games are set for a 5 p.m. start.

The Lady Trojans are 6-1 after the win. They will host Mississinawa Valley on April 11 at 5 p.m.

Around Darke County:

Ansonia scored 11 runs in the fifth inning to get a run-rule win at Twin Valley South, 16-1. Junior Abby Kramer had three RBI in the game. She also pitched all five innings and only gave up one hit. Kramer struck out six batters. Junior Brenna Schmit and freshman Miley Walls each had two RBI. Five other players drove in a run. The Lady Tigers are 5-1 after the win. They will host Versailles on April 10 and then travel to Tri-Valley on April 11. Games are set for a 5 p.m. start.

Bradford shuts out Tri-County North in a 6-0 victory at home. The team scored six runs on nine hits. The Lady Railroaders were able to get five strikeouts in the game. Bradford is 2-3 after the win. They will travel to Celina on April 10 and then travel to Franklin Monroe on April 11. Both games are set for a 5 p.m. start.

The Lady Tigers of Versailles grabbed a 4-3 win over New Bremen at home. The team scored three runs in the last two innings to get the win. Colleen Heistand went all seven innings and struck out nine batters. Heistand and Jenna Dirksen both had two hits in the game. Reagan Brown drove in a run for the Lady Tigers. Versailles is 2-4 after the win. They will travel to Ansonia on April 10 and to Fort Recovery on April 11 with each game starting at 5 p.m.

Contact Daily Advocate sports editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

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