GHS softball falls to Edgewood

Monday, May 7, 2007
Greencastle pitcher Kayla Nobles delivers a pitch in Saturday's loss to Edgewood as short stop Cassie Alspaugh stands ready to make the play.

The growing pains for the Greencastle girls' softball team continued Saturday, as the Tiger Cubs lost to visiting Edgewood 11-0, in six innings, but Greencastle's coach remains optimistic.

"We're young," GHS coach Dave Keller said. "That's a very good team."

Greencastle jumped on the Mustangs early, setting down the first three batters, but Edgewood would bounce back.

Greencastle's Tabitha Wilson grabbed the Tiger Cubs first hit in the first inning, but GHS would not see another hit until the fourth inning.

Greencastle had some good plays in the field as Sarah Land snagged a fly on the run in left field and short stop Cassie Alspaugh caught Ashley McLain trying to steal second, with a spinning tag to close the fourth inning.

Greencastle came to the plate in the fourth and tried to make a run.

Wilson got the hitting going with a single to left field, while Samantha Sillery crushed a shot up the middle to put two runners on. Wilson would record the third out of the inning as she tried to score on a Land hit to the short stop.

In the final two innings, Greencastle was unable to score, but Edgewood load on seven runs to put the game out of reach.

"We were not being aggressive," Keller commented. "They're one of our sectional opponents and we see where we have to be in three weeks."

Despite the loss, Kayla Nobles and Alspaugh combined to pitch a very good game. Nobles started and went 5 and two-thirds innings. She threw for one strikeout while giving up two walks and nine hits. Alspaugh came in to relieve Nobles and recorded one strikeout.

For Edgewood, Audrey Ernst pitched a great game, throwing for five strikeouts, while allowing no walks and four hits. Kaylea Duncan relieved Ernest in the fifth and recorded one strikeout. Ernest is probably one of the best pitchers the Tiger Cubs have faced all year, a fact that Keller was quick to point out.

"Today I think we went up against a very good club," Keller said. "They have two good pitchers and we just couldn't get the bat on the ball.

"We're young. It's a learning experience," he added. "We'll be fine."

Greencastle travels to South Putnam to face the Eagles today at 4:30 p.m.

At Greencastle

Edgewood 013 025 -- 11 10 1

Greencastle 000 000 -- 0 4 3

WP -- McLain

LP -- Nobles

2B --Duncan, Brown, Arnold (Edgewood)

Next game -- Greencastle travels to South Putnam to face the Eagles today at 4:30 p.m.

South Putnam cages Falcons

Staff reports

CAYUGA -- A good combo of pitching and fielding helped lift the South Putnam Eagles over North Vermillion, 4-0, at home Saturday.

Samantha Tomasino and Oceaia Boetjer combined for six strikouts to dominate the Falcons.

Boetjer also connected on a shot that crushed the ball over the fence to power the Eagles offense.

SPHS coach Evonne Canary noted how she was please with the performance on the mound and Krystal Welch's ability to make some tough catches in the outfield.

South will host Greencastle today at 4:30 p.m.

At South Putnam

North Vermillion 000 000 0 -- 0 3 2

South Putnam 103 000 x -- 4 6 1

WP -- Tomasino

LP -- Davis

Save -- Boetjer

HR -- Boetjer

Next game -- South will host Greencastle today at 4:30 p.m.

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