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Madison manages one hit in 5-0 HHC loss to New Albany
Courier Sports Staff
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:00 AM
Madison's Lady Cubs were on the wrong end of a 5-0 shutout to New Albany Monday to finish sixth in the Hoosier Hills Conference softball tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the first, followed by a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth for the 5-0 win.
Madison was limited to one hit in the contest. Hannah Bickers had the lone base hit and also added a stolen base.
"We just didn't hit well tonight," Madison coach Tony Ralston said. "I thought we played well enough to win but just didn't hit."
New Albany managed six hits in the game. Kennedy Wynn was 2-for-3 with an RBI. McKenna Watson, Brittany Jones, Brooke McCoy and Jenna Faith each had a hit with Jones' going for a two-run home run.
LeAnn Fox took the loss in the circle for Madison. Fox pitched four and two-thirds innings, giving up five runs - three earned - on five hits while walking two and striking out four.
Hannah Morton was the winning pitcher in a complete game effort. Morton pitched seven innings, giving up just one hit while walking one and striking out 12.
Madison (13-10) hosts South Dearborn on Tuesday.
Lady Rebels fall 16-4 in five innings to Pioneers
Southwestern softball dropped a non-conference home game on Monday to Providence 16-4 in five innings.
The Lady Pioneers drew first blood in the top of the first, scoring five times to lead 5-0. Southwestern cut the deficit to three in the bottom half of the first by scoring twice to make it 5-2.
Providence held the Lady Rebels scoreless the next three innings and added two runs in the second, five in the third and four in the fifth to lead 16-2. Southwestern added its final two runs in the bottom of the fifth before Providence ended the game early under the 10-run rule 16-4.
Austin Courtney and Shaye Geer led Southwestern at the plate, each going 2-for-3 with an extra base hit each. Tyler Smith was 1-for-3 with a double.
Emily McCane was tagged with the pitching loss for the Rebels. McCane worked four and two-thirds innings, giving up 14 runs on 16 hits while walking two.
Southwestern (4-18) hosts Switzerland County on Wednesday in an Ohio River Valley Conference rematch.
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