NEW MADISON – The Tri-Village girls softball ball team got their first win of the season and the first win for new coach Abby O’Donnell scoring 9 runs to 1 for visiting Bethel.
“It’s nice to get a win, especially at home. We have been preaching hit the ball hard and swing through and we finally started to see the girls do that tonight,” O’Donnell said.
The Patriots plated 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and added 2 more in the 2nd inning to put pressure on the Bees.
Andi Bietry got it going with a single and a stolen base. Reece Arnette coaxed a walk and then Kesley Wehr singled to drive in a run and Kayleigh Osborne also singled to drive in two more runs. Osborne would score in the inning as well on a single by Logan Brooks to give the PATS a good start with 4 runs in the inning.
The Patriots scored 2 in the 2nd inning, 1 in the 4th inning and 2 in the 6th inning for the 9-1 win.
Andi Bietry went 2-4 at the plate scoring a run, Reece Arnette was 2-3 with 2 runs scored, Breanna Lipps was 1-4 with a run scored, Kelsey Wehr was 3-3 and 4 runs, Kayleigh Osborne 1-3 and 1 run and Bree Wilson was 1-2 at the plate for the Patriots.
Loraligh Waters got the win on the mound for Tri-Village.
“Loraligh did an awesome job on the mound, putting the ball into the spots we called for her,” O’Donnell praised.
“The girls got their first taste of a good win for the season. I think now that we know what we have to do to be successful, we will start seeing a lot more from each individual player and be more successful as a team,” O’Donnell concluded.
The Patriots improved to 1-3 on the year.